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|Comment||Even though it bothers me that i still don't know what was wrong with her, it made me feel relieved that there was nothing else i could have done. A few days after posting this question, she became even weaker and couldn't keep herself upright, so i did the humane thing (hopefully not too late) and euthanized her.|
I am an expert on cichlid fishes, particularly New World cichlids. My broader expertise includes the behavior, ecology and reproduction of fishes in general. (I am NOT an expert on Goldfish). Please do not use abbreviations, such as "my GT has a swollen eye" because I don't know what a "GT" is. The more clearly you can explain your question, the better chance I have of understanding what it is that you seek. I keep fishes both as a scientist and as a hobbyist and I currently maintain about 140 aquariums.
I am an Associate Professor at the California State University, Sacramento in the Department of Biological Sciences, and I run a website, called the Cichlid Research Home Page
Cichlid News, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, Freshwater and Marine Aquarium, Science, Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology, Copeia, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, AUK, Environmental Biology of Fishes
PhD (Toronto, 1993) MSc (Simon Fraser, 1986) BSc (British Columbia, 1983)