I just want your gut feelings and insights here please. I have 3 goldfishes in a 10g tank, (i know it's too small but at the moment is all i can afford). One of them has had a pop eye for 3 years now, or as some say had a benign tumor because if it was an infection it would spread elsewhere.
Any how, the poped eye fish slipped from my hand while I was moving the aquarium to another floor (and had to take them out), and he started bleeding from the poped eye area. I separated the fish for the night and in the morning the bleeding has stopped but the fish can not maintain its balance. Here is a photo.
So the Question is should I place the fish with the other healthy ones now? I am going on a vocation for one week and I don't want it to die and rotten. please please tell me what you think.
Summary: fish with pop eye can not maintain its balance after falling. I am going away for a week. should it be separated?
My gut feeling? Re-home those fish before you go on vacation. If this tank is all you can afford, there shouldn't be any goldfish in it - they grow too large (minimum of 6inches) and produce too much waste. If you have a sick fish now, it will most probably die while you are away. I don't know if you plan to have someone come to feed them or change their water.
Pop eye and other illnesses are often due to poor water conditions - how often do you change the water in the tank and do you test your water parameters?
If I were you, I would change about 75% of the water now and again at the end of the day.
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I'm trying to interpret this correctly.
I think it says you dropped the fish on the floor. At this point the fish has not regained it's ability to function correctly.
This would equate to either internal organ damage or a brain trauma.
I'm sorry but if the poor thing does not regain function within a day or so I don't think it will. It may be the humane thing to send it to the next destination in life's journey. Sorry.
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Certainly, I am happy to oblige.
I just want your gut feelings and insights here please.
If you cannot or will not provide an appropriate environment for them and subsequently THEY are the ones paying a very high price for that,. You might want to think long and hard about that.
If you have the money for a vacation but not to improve the long term, dismal & literally life shortening existence your fish are currently experiencing you may want to reconsider your priorities as well.
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Afraid I have to agree here. To knowingly keep these fish in conditions you know is not adequate and to admit this fish has had pop eye for 3 years is just plain wrong. If you can not keep fish in the manner that is humane and caring, then find yourself another hobby.
By the way, here is your other post of these fish dated in July 2010. They had pop eye back then and you were also told then these fish could not be in a 10 gallon tank. Not one thing has changed for these fish in two years? Terrible!
pop eye - opaque eye
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 06-29-2012 at 11:40 PM.
What if you were locked in a 6-foot by 6-foot room with an overflowing toilet and couldn't escape? What if the atmosphere in that room kept getting nastier and nastier? It would not only be unpleasant, it would be downright unhealthy, and sooner or later, would be deadly.
Don't you have net for removing fish from a tank? Why was your fish in your hand?
This is awful! Do you have any filtration on that tank, at all? Even so, goldies belong in a nice large aquarium of at least 65 gallons, and 75 would do them better, with lots of filtration and oxygenation, and regular water changes with dechlorinated water.
If you can't afford this, don't keep them.
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Sorry for the late response I was in a rush after what had happened and didnt have the time to get back online. Well the fish died few moments after I posted the thread, and I buried it.
The tank has proper filtration and I change their water once every 5-7 days and have purchased a 30 gallon tank for them and will install the new tank as soon as I move to my new place. But at this point I don't consider a larger tank (i.e. 70g+) to be necessary. But I will certainly buy a net in the future.
Thanks for the comments and criticism.