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    So my Blue Gourami recovered from the illness she had months ago, which was bruising on her head. Turns out it was just from her hitting the glass of the tank. Currently she's having other issues..

    She's almost 7 years old. She's having problems with her eyes. The right is cloudy and the pupil is broken and looks like a scattered black mess, her left eye is only a bit cloudy. She is still active and still eats although it takes her some time to locate her food as I believe she's gone blind in her one eye. Her swimming is a bit funky and she sometimes gets tired and slows down and catches her breath. She does stop and rest on the bottom of the tank, especially in the early morning when I turn on her lights, I presume its just because she is old and it takes her some time to wake up.

    I assumed her issue was Cloudy Eye and went ahead and did a 60% water change. I plan to do another 50% water change on sunday or saturday. She has a air stone in her tank and the water is at a constant of 79 degrees. The parameters are 0ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrites and about 40ppm nitrates. However this is with test strips and we all know how accurate those are... I plan to get an API master kit but I'm only 16, with no job, and we're low on money. I could probably ask for one for christmas.

    Anyways is there anything else I should do for her??? Any meds? I just want to make sure she is okay.
    Last edited by Gesp56; 12-14-2012 at 12:23 AM.

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    7 years old? Oh my. You've done a great job keeping her well and healthy this long.
    Your nitrates are a bit high. another water change would be in order and it might not be a good idea to do it soon instead of wait until the weekend.
    Other than that, I think you're doing just great by her and I suspect you're right about it being just old age.
    Hope she does okay
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    Thanks so much. To be honest. I was touch and go with her up until a year ago.. I kept her like any other novice fish keeper. I knew nothing about nitrates or changing water or not changing the filter media every week. But I kept her alive. Through thick and thin she's lived. And I am going to wait and see how she does. But I'm going to keep up with frequent water changes 2 - 5 times a week. I want to make sure she's as healthy as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carapar56
    Thanks so much. To be honest. I was touch and go with her up until a year ago.. I kept her like any other novice fish keeper. I knew nothing about nitrates or changing water or not changing the filter media every week. But I kept her alive. Through thick and thin she's lived. And I am going to wait and see how she does. But I'm going to keep up with frequent water changes 2 - 5 times a week. I want to make sure she's as healthy as possible.
    Just out of curiosity, how large is her tank and are there other fish with her?
    Also - you don't want to change filter media every week. You actually don't want to change it until it's falling apart. Until then, just removed it monthly and rinse it in water you've taken from the tank. Never rinse in tap water.

    Hope you get your API water test kit for Christmas. Testing will tell you how often you need to change her water. when Nitrates near 20 then a water change and or a cleaning of the filter and or filter media (again in old tank water) is in order. You can usually get by with w/c once a week and filter cleaning once a month.

    Good luck with her!
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    I hate to say this but I think it's time to make sure you got clove oil or a good fish anaesthetic in the house. What I read this you may need that in the next few months

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    ... Or you could continue with the water changes. Most problems people have with their fish can be attributed to poor water quality, and cloudy eye is often one of those water quality issues. Since all we have to go on is testing strips we really don't know what the water parameters are and I agree you need to do more water changes. Without knowing how big the tank is, tank mates, and filtration it's sort of difficult to determine how much water to change. But after your initial 60% and 50% change I would start doing 50% every other day, at least until we have better numbers on the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate, to see if it helps the fish's eye clear up.
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