I actually did put Galene in a hospital tank a few hours ago, primarily because she is so unresponsive. Her eyes don’t follow my finger or light or anything else in her environment. I think at this point she isn’t really noticing that she’s not in her home tank. I’ve got her in a mix of Paraguard, Kanamycin, and TMS Sulfa, which is what I had on hand. After 2 hours in there, she did actually raise her head up for the first time today, but her eyes still don’t follow movement or light.
For years I kept every fish med under the sun in ample supply, but recently I threw out a bunch of meds that had expired and haven’t yet replaced them. Wouldn’t you know it?! Normally I would have metro on hand. Fortunately, one of the LFS’s I frequent has it, so We are bout to dash over there and get some before they close.
Since Galene is already in a hospital tank, should I dose the metro in addition to the other meds in there? Or do you think I should put her back in her home tank and dose that? Is metro safe for snails and shrimp?
I wish I knew why this happened. The only tank parameter that is not ideal is the temperature. It was up to 77 today, but that’s not outrageously high. I’m sure the oxygenation is fine, since I have a Reef Octopus skimmer, and the sump has a powerhead agitating the water surface. Anyway, if I can pull Galene out of this illness, I will have to do some serious thinking about what could have gone wrong.
Thanks, as always, for your help, Pete!