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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    So I just wanted to give an update here about Bruce! I moved him to a quarantine tank about 12 days ago and started treating him with Seachem KanaPlex. I finished his first set of doses on Oct. 1st and I’ve had pretty great results! I can’t see any veins in his eye anymore and the swelling went...
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    I have E.M Erythromycin and MetaFix on hand. Would any of these work?
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    What kind of antibiotics would you recommend?
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    That’s a great idea, I’ll have to look into getting some of those fish. I don’t have much in the tank because they seem to like the open space, although I did have two fake plants in there with them. They were the softest I could find at the pet shop, but I think I have to remove them because...
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    That relieves me a lot! I’ve been cleaning and testing the water like crazy thinking the nitrates were affecting him! I just have the one other Oscar in with him. He does sometimes bang around in the tank, but I’m not sure why.. and maybe he smacked his eyeball into the glass. Or, they were...
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    Two weeks ago the nitrates were about 80ppm. Since then I’ve managed to keep it at around 5ppm. I have a 125 gallon tank, 2 emperor 400’s and a Fluval canister filter as well. They have been swimming towards each other, and attempt to lock jaws everyday. I have also been finding some scales...
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    I think he’s already lost vision in that eye because he doesn’t seem to be able to see any food that goes by that side of his face, but he reacts if I put food by the normal eye... I don’t know if his vision can return if the swelling goes down but I hope so. What I’m most worrried about is that...
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    I remember you too, thanks for responding again! I’m worried his eyeball is going to pop out of his head or something D:
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    So, I posted on here 2 weeks ago because I couldn’t get my nitrate down in my tank and I’m pretty sure it caused Popeye in my fish. I followed everyone’s advice, cleaned the water everyday, tested everyday, and added aquarium salt to the tank. I have two Oscars and while one had it, the other...
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    Thank you so much! I’m really glad I joined and posted on here because I would’ve done everything wrong. :unsure: I’ve learned a lot though!
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    Also, I just noticed that my other Oscar is starting to also get an inflamed eye. So now both fish have Popeye. Besides water changes, does anyone know if epsom salt or aquarium salt would be better to help them a bit?
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    This has taught me a lot, thank you. I had no idea about the beneficial bacteria and I’ve always washed the cartridges I’ve had under tap water when it looked gross... not anymore! I just tested the tap and it has a ppm of 0. I’m going to do the water change now, and I’ll test the tank water...
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    Again, thank you so much for your help! You’ve calmed my nerves a bit lol
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    Nitrate won’t go down, Oscar with Popeye(?)

    I didn’t know that could happen.. I’m pretty new to this stuff so this really helps. I got my fish as a surprise 2 years ago and had no knowledge about them... I did research on them but apparently not enough
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