Coral Beauty with swollen eye on one side

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  1. 57hornet

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    Our Coral Beauty is currently in a 29g QT being treated with chloroquine phosphate. On week 3 of treatment. Noticed today that one eye sweems to be bulging/swollen. If this is popeye will the CP take care of this? Will amonia spikes or over aeration cause this?

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    Popeye in one eye usually denotes an injury; both eyes (and cloudy) typically means infection is setting in.

    For now I would dose Epsom salt (1 tablespoon per 5 gallons) to help relieve the swelling around his eye.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Hello again Humblefish.....so, we are now thinking that both of our coral beautys eyes are swollen. Should we treat as a bacterial infection and if yes, what can we use in conjunction with CP ?
    Thank you.
     
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    Yes and yes

    Erythromycin is the treatment of choice for eye infections.
     
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    Thanks. You are always such a great help.
     
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