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pOdge has a 'funny' eye, is it normal?

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Hi,

 

I noticed while linking photos to another thread that one of pOdge's eyes stick out more than the other.  It is her right eye.  I didn't notice this before, but I am unsure if this is a change in her eye, or if she has had it all along.  I have only had her for 3 days and she is in QT at the moment with Louie undergoing salt treatment for ich (Louie had ich and they were in the same bag from the petshop).

 

Is this normal for a Goldie?  Is it a sign of disease?  Should I be keeping an eye on it, so to speak LOL!  I might be worrying for nothing!

 

Here are the photos, the checklist is below.  Thanks so much for your help.

 

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  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0ppm (0.1ppm prior to 100% water change today)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank)0ppm
    • * Nitrate level(Tank)0ppm
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap)0ppm
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0ppm
    • * Nitrate level(Tap) 0ppm
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.4  kh55 gh250 approx.
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8.4  kh55 gh250 approx.

 

  • Other Required Info:
    • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Freshwater master test kit
    • * Water temperature? 26deg Celcius
    • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 19L, two days (upgraded from a 12L and keeping a strict eye on the parameters esp ammonia)
    • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqua One Air Filter Cartridge for up to 26L. I cleaned the filter floss when doing 50% water change yesterday, and ditched it today for new filter floss with 100% water change today in case it was harbouring ich's.  Carbon filter part has been removed.
    • * How often do you change the water and how much? Did a 50% water change yesterday vacuuming the bottom of the tank, and 100% today due to ich treatment and their being in such a small tank (I don't have a bigger one for QT and cant get one at the moment :no: )
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Did a 50% water change yesterday vacuuming the bottom of the tank, and 100% today due to ich treatment and their being in such a small tank (I don't have a bigger one for QT and cant get one at the moment :no: )
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 both about 5-6cm
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime and salt 0.3% (for current ich treatment)
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often? Nutrifin  Max Flakes small pinch morning and night, the food is all gone before it hits the bottom of the tank, and it is gone in less than a min.  They were fed shelled peas yesterday and gobbled them up really quickly... prob had about 1.5 peas each (did the 50% water change/tank vac after this)
  • * Any new fish added to the tank? No, they have both been in QT the same length of time
  • * Any medications added to the tank? salt 0.3% (for current ich treatment)
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.  Louie had ich spots on him when I got him so increased the tank temp to from 22-26deg celcius over 36hr and commenced salt treatment starting at 0.1% 5hrs after they were in the tank, increasing to 0.2% 12hrs later, and 0.3% 24hrs later again.
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? pOdges right eye is not in the same position as her left eye, it looks a little protruded at the top.  Ich that was seen on Louie is gone and no other ich has been seen for 2 days. 
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? No unusual behaviour, just wanted to catch the eye thing quickly if it was a problem.  Both have responded fine to the salt/temp treatment, and both are eating fine and interacting with me really well.  pOdge likes to come over and 'have a chat' when you go near the tank and move your mouth :D . 

 

 

I'm sorry if I am being a worry-wart.  :hummm  I just was unsure so thought I should ask.   

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The eye looks OK to me.  Few of us -- fish or human -- are perfectly symmetrical.

 

I know you are working very hard to maintain water quality.  However, with that tiny tank, you really need to be doing 100% water changes at least once a day.

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I think the eye is fine,  Just watch that it doesn't begin to protrude more and keep the water pristine.

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The eye looks OK to me.  Few of us -- fish or human -- are perfectly symmetrical.

 

I know you are working very hard to maintain water quality.  However, with that tiny tank, you really need to be doing 100% water changes at least once a day.

 

Ok Sharon, thanks for that.  :D  Ill do the 100% water change every day till I can get them a bigger QT tank.  That should help with getting rid of any left over ichs too shouldn't it? 

 

I am moving them over by hand very carefully.  Is that the best way to do it?  or should I use a mug?  I was just worried about hurting pOdge's scales and Louies eyes.  I am making sure the temp and ph and salt match before doing the change, and I haven't noticed any abnormal behaviour straight after water change. 

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I think the eye is fine,  Just watch that it doesn't begin to protrude more and keep the water pristine.

 

Ok, thanks Jared. :clapping:   Ill keep a close eye on her to make sure it doesn't get any worse. 

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