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Charlie Has A Prolapsed Vent


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If it wasn't for bad luck... :(

This is in the 90 gallon w/ 29 gallon sump-totally cleaned and nuked. It has not even cycled yet. No sign of ammonia as of yesterday.

Today is the first day this has showed up. He/she acts fine otherwise. Active and eating.

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Hi Carole,

I'm so sorry. :(

Is the vent red? I am thinking you might try the same combination as you did for Van, but let's discuss this a bit more.

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Yes it is red. And that's just it. He was in the qt for the full treatment. :(

When I googled "can a fish get a prolapse?" a video popped up about hexamita.

Any infection that affects the digestive tract eventually can cause prolapse. It can also be pseudomonas, Aeromonas, or even viral in origin.

I really try very hard not to be that specific (unless I have clear reasons), but given that there have been issues with the tankmates and that metro + nitro seem to work, that's the basis for my suggestion to go with that. :)

Good luck, and keep us updated, please. :)

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Going to give this a go ~ Nitrofuracin for 10-14 days, and 1/4 tspn epsom salt for three days. Big water changes daily, and replacement of meds after.

Add metronidazole as well, Carole.

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I can't Alex.

Going to give this a go ~ Nitrofuracin for 10-14 days, and 1/4 tspn epsom salt for three days. Big water changes daily, and replacement of meds after.


Add metronidazole as well, Carole.

I can't Alex. He has already been through a whole course of metro. Hitting him with another might damage his kidneys.

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Hi Carole,

I misunderstood and thought that you hasn't treated him with metro already.

May I ask for how long? Metrondiazole treatment courses go for a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 30. Metro is also not one of the kidney damaging drugs, like oxolinic acid or kanamycin.

How long has he been on the nitrofurazone?

Thanks.

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Hi Alex, Charlie was in the metro and nitro for 11 days, one or{two?} days out, now back in for a day in the nitrofuracin, without the metro.

Thank you for the clarification, and good luck! :hug

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Thank you Alex. Today he seems fine, although the redness is still there. It is more difficult to see it in the green water. No pellets for now. I am feeding a few bloodworms, but mostly vegetable matter. Blanched cilantro, romaine lettuce. He is still active , eating, and swimming.

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