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Offline JohnsPeacocks

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Popeye !!
« on: April 10, 2019, 03:55:31 AM »
Wow.....I missed one water change. Went 14 days and I had two fish develop popeye.  I cleaned one of the filters with the usual 50% water change, and the fish are rapidly improving. The KH reading was 14, so I guess it was just water quality. I'll be back on weekly changes, with a 75% change. I do have 11 pretty large peacocks and haps in my 75G, but I run an FX6 and Eheim 160g, so there is plenty of filtration. That was a first !!
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Offline Yanks15

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Re: Popeye !!
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 12:55:07 PM »
That is kinda odd. 14 days isn't really bad :no: Do they both have a problem with both eyes? Could it be that they got into a scuffle and hurt each other? And maybe the added days of uncleaned water effected them since they are used to very stable conditions? Just thinking out loud.........
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Offline Kingston1

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Re: Popeye !!
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 04:42:10 PM »
14 days is usually not too bad to go without a WC.  I have missed a few before with no issues, but never more then 3weeks.  What was your Nitrate readings before? 
Glad that your Peacocks (yeck) are doing OK.
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