View Full Version : cloudy eye - what's up?
09-11-2009, 10:56 PM
hello, just as the title states. my large green terror has a cloudy eye. im really not to sure what could be causing this. he recently destroyed about 8 new larger danios in about 20mins. Hes not lethargic or anything, still eating but it seems to have messed with his vision as hes having trouble actually getting the food. Im concerned, Ive had him for years i dont want anything bad to happen, help!
09-13-2009, 08:56 PM
the eye has seemed to pop out some what. im thinking it might be pop eye at this point and his coloration as changed and is behaving very strange. we cant bear to lose him, someone please help!:scry:
09-13-2009, 11:15 PM
yeah, popeye is easily treatable in it's early stages. Melafix/pimafix meds will do it (check back of bottle, one of them is for popeye). Clean your tank on day 1, medicate later same day, then do a water change every other day and add more meds after every change. Remove your carbon from your filter until his eye is clear. This is usually the result of bad water conditions, so you must have neglected the tank or overfed??? Anyways, good luck with him!
09-16-2009, 10:11 PM
the water conditions are actually pretty good. i checked them and everything is/was good. the problem was is we added 8 new fish to the tank which he promptly killed and ate in like 20 mins or so. so accidental overfeeding I suppose.i went down to the lfs as i was concerned and they recomended a med called, mardel-maracyn plus? it says clearly on it its for popeye. the problem? its not doing anything! its a treatment over that works on a 1,3,5 day cycle and ive already finished the second dose and it looks no better whatsoever. Popeye can be caused by injury, maybe that was the case? ph is normal, nitrates and ammonia are nil, so there seems to be no issue with the water. hence the confusion.
09-17-2009, 02:47 AM
has anyone had any experience with this med before?
09-18-2009, 12:27 PM
My two clowns experienced the same after 2 weeks of being in the new tank. I can say that the water or over feeding had nothing to do with it. not sure what caused it but non of the other stock exeprienced anything. For this I put it down to the stress of the new environment as clowns can be sensitive. I treated the whole tank with broadspectrum and the clowns are almost as good as gold
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