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Eye Problem On My Gf


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hi everyone i have a question, my goldfish's eye is inflamed or unnatural. his retina is popping out but his eye/pupil is in tact. its not cloudy or white its clear. its been about 2 weeks since i bought it i only noticed it about a week ago. maybe it was there before i bought it

heres a pic, sorry its the best i can do

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the other eye is fine. im thinking of dosing it with tetracycline. any help will be appreciated

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hi,

can you please also answer these questions

[*]Ammonia Level?

[*]Nitrite Level?

[*]Nitrate level?

[*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)?

[*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)?

[*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

[*]Water temperature?

[*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

[*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)?

[*]How often do you change the water and how much?

[*]How many fish in the tank and their size?

[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners?

[*]What do you feed your fish and how often?

[*]Any new fish added to the tank?

[*]Any medications added to the tank?

[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

[*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

does it look like the eye sacs are swollen and filled with fluid?

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[*]Ammonia Level? 0

[*]Nitrite Level? 0

[*]Nitrate level? 5 just did a wc 2 days ago

[*]Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)? n/a

[*]Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)?n/a

[*]Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API

[*]Water temperature? n/a

[*]Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 20 gal in my 4th month dis dec

[*]What is the name and size of the filter(s)? some local ohf

[*]How often do you change the water and how much? evey 3 days 15-20%

[*]How many fish in the tank and their size? one

[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners? anti chlorine

[*]What do you feed your fish and how often? once a day

[*]Any new fish added to the tank? nope

[*]Any medications added to the tank? nope

[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? the eye is swolen

[*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? nope its active

sir captain, i dont know what fishs eye sacks looks like. but it looks puffed with water i assume. the eye is in tact its just the lining/retina of the fish thats swolen.

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I really would not dose the tank with tetracycline. Thats a very tricky med and not good for eyes.

You don't know pH? :unsure:

I am having probs seeing the pic, I know its very hard to photograph a moving fish....can you describe the eye area some more? Is one eye looking generally much more swollen than the other? Is it clouded over like a cataract? Or is the eye injured with blood inside?

Any more details you can possibly give us will help us help you.:)

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The other eye is fine. There is this layer before the eyes. I think its the retina? Idont know what the fish term is. Its poping out. Maybe filled with fluid. The eye is clear no sign of injury

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if you use macro on your camera, it'll focus on close up stuff. It's normally the setting with a flower (on sony it is at least).

pH is possibly more important than the other levels because it can control how harmful they are. My friend just had a pH crash in her tank and her black moors eyes clouded over in a matter of minutes of being in that water. it also freaks the fish out alot if the ph is changing.

Hope he feels better soon :)

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I also thought about popeye. Have you recently cleaned out your filters? Do you have gravel? Ornaments? These are typical places where bacteria gets out of control and irritates the fish :)

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Any updates marcus?

I would add salt to 0.2% to help reduce osmotic pressure if this is pop eye.

It's important to know pH first.

Pop eye can be the first sign of a bacterial infection........but an internal one which water born meds are really not best for.

If it does not clear up within a week, and the fish starts to get lethargic or lose appetite even slightly or behavior is different from his normal you may need medicated food to get right inside him and treat the infection .

However be cautious as unilateral pop eye often can clear up with stable pH , filter cleaning or more filtration

added and low salt., and is the preferred way for future immune strength of your fish.

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