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Ok my dwarf gourami has what I think is Popeye and non of my fish show signs of Popeye so can someone copy the chart so I can copy it and write in the results on my test kit etc as I am on my kindle so I can't copy straight away thank you

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Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level (tank):

* Nitrite Level (tank)

* Nitrate level (Tank)

* Ammonia Level (Tap):

* Nitrite Level (Tap)

* Nitrate level (Tap)

* Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

* Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

Tank information:

* Brand of test kit (drops or strips):

* Filter name and size (GPH/LPH)

* Additives and conditioners:

* Water temperature (With or without heater- please specify):

* Last water change date:

* Tank size (Gallons or litres):

* Fish in the tank (species and number):

* Any new fish added into the tank:

-If Yes: Were they quarantined?

-If Yes: Quarantine period and process (meds added):

* List prior health issues in tank:

* Medications previously added to the tank:

* Medications on hand:

Affected fish information:

* Diet- brand and amount/duration of feeding:

* Any unusual behaviour such as nipping, bottom sitting, etc:

* Any unusual findings on fish and in tank:

* Affected fish in quarantine or in main tank:

* Current medications being used on affected fish:

* Previous medications used to treat affected fish:

* If any, list previous health issues and treatment protocols taken:)

* You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.

If you could, please get nice clear pictures of the eye. And an above shot for reference between each eye. I hope it isn't serious. :hug

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Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level (tank):about 0

* Nitrite Level (tank)0

* Nitrate level (Tank)slightly over 0

* Ammonia Level (Tap):about 0 maybe slightly higher

* Nitrite Level (Tap)0

* Nitrate level (Tap)0

* Ph Level, (Tank) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)Ph about 7.6

* Ph Level, (Tap) (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)Ph about 7.6

Tank information:

* Brand of test kit (drops or strips):API master test kit drops

* Filter name and size (GPH/LPH)2x marina s20 don't know lph or gph

* Additives and conditioners:fluval aqua plus

* Water temperature (With or without heater- please specify):with heater about 24-27c

* Last water change date:18.02.14

* Tank size (Gallons or litres):160 litres

* Fish in the tank (species and number):about 30-40 I think

* Any new fish added into the tank:no

-If Yes: Were they quarantined?no

-If Yes: Quarantine period and process (meds added):no

* List prior health issues in tank:slight ich

* Medications previously added to the tank:protozin

* Medications on hand:protozin, myxazin and interpet anti internal fungal

Affected fish information:

* Diet- brand and amount/duration of feeding:tetra flakes

* Any unusual behaviour such as nipping, bottom sitting, etc:no

* Any unusual findings on fish and in tank:no

* Affected fish in quarantine or in main tank:main tank

* Current medications being used on affected fish:non

* Previous medications used to treat affected fish:non

* If any, list previous health issues and treatment protocols taken:)non

* You can really help us to identify with the concern more accurately if you post some pictures and a short video.

The eye is slightly sticking out not too much but about maybe a few mm out

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Could you please take a photo? If you're concerned, you can quarantine your gourami in the mean time. He'll most likely need epsom to reduce swelling and may need an antibiotic depending on how the eye looks

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Can't quarantine as go a goldfish from my pond in a tank being treated and three new goldfish in another tank I may be able to get a video of him but I don't know if it would help much

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I have a couple quick questions, something that for some strange reason does not seem to have been included in the form:

What is your water change schedule? Like how much and how often? I am a bit surprised that in a 40gallon / 160liter tank with 30-40 fish you have 0 nitrate, even if all of them are small tropical fish. As a rule of thumb, a bare minimum of 4liters per 2.5cm of adult length of fish.

High levels of nitrate can bring out popeye as well - if that is what your fish is suffering from.

At the current stocking levels the fish would already highly benefit from being quarantined in a small 10-15 liter bucket, with big water changes daily as you do not have a filter on it. :)

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Well, if he is over feeding, show him how much you feed then or ask him politely to not feed them and you can do it :). There shouldn't be any ammonia if it is cycled though. How do you clean your filters and what kind of biological media do you have?

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I looked up your filters. You have a total of 184 gallons per hour on a 40 gallon tank. I would really recommend adding an Aquaclear 70. You will get correct filtration and have a better biological filter as it has LOTS of room for ceramic media.

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Would you be able to separate him into a container just for pictures? It will be easier to get clearer pictures :)

still processing video on youtube of my pictures I can only add an internal filter as there is no space on the back

What about a canister? That would be even better :)
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I won't be able to separate him till later or tomorrow but the earliest it would be is a few hours

oh no, not separate completely in a new tank just yet. I just mean put him in a container for a couple minutes so you can get some good pictures of his eye. ;)
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I won't be able to separate him till later or tomorrow but the earliest it would be is a few hours

oh no, not separate completely in a new tank just yet. I just mean put him in a container for a couple minutes so you can get some good pictures of his eye. ;)

Ok still won't be able to do that for a few hours though have u seen the picture slideshow that I posted??

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