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Pop Eye For One Day?

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Ammonia Level: 0ppm

Nitrite Level: 0ppm

Nitrate level: 10-20ppm

Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines): Ph 7.6...no KH, GH or chloramines

Ph Level out of the Tap 7.6

Tank size (How many Gals): 27gallon, barebottom, large river rocks only

How long has it been running: 3 months

What is the name and size of the filter/s: fluval 205

How often do you change the water and how much 50-75% once a week

How many fish in the tank and their size: 4 fancies (moore, oranda, fantail and lionhead); approx 3-4" each...i know...overstocked

What kind of water additives or conditioners: declorinator, big als conditioner, salt occassionally

Any medications added to the tank: no

Add any new fish to the tank: no

What do you feed your fish: hikari pellets, wardley flakes, peas

Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt", bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus: no

Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, ect.: see below


my fat lionhead recently was bottom sitting and breathing heavily/quickly. even when the light was turned on, he did not move much. i noticed his eyes were really popping out with a white rim around them. i looked it up online and confirmed it was pop-eye and i was sure he was going to die soon. shortly after, he perked up, started swimming but not eating but then went back to bottom sitting.

the next day he was fine, no pop-eye, no bottom sitting, breathing and eating normally.

should i be concerned about something internal? i do not think there is such a thing as 1 day pop-eye?

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