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Old 06-21-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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First Rescue! Foggy Eye..?

So I just rescued this sunshine from a local buddy and I noticed his eyes are a little foggy, he's super timid, but I noticed the guy was handling him with his hands alot, could it be the reason..? Help me out guys this is my first rescue!
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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Cloudy eyes can be caused by a number of things. The most common is poor water conditions. Pristine water conditions are needed.
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Pathogen/Cause: Various organisms (nonspecific), Severe Stress, Malnutrition, Cataracts, Old Age, Hyperproduction of slime due to poisoning, bad water quality, or irritation.
Physical Signs: A cloudy white or grey "haze" over the eyes that may cause blindness.
Behavioral Signs: Associated with loss of vision, also just general signs of lethargy.
Potential Treatment: Investigate if water quality is high first (water changes), then if nutritional needs of that species are being met. Wait at least a week or two before trying any antibiotics, it will often clear on its own if water quality is high.
Other Notes: Frequent water changes a must to improve quality. Test for ammonia, nitrites, nitrates. Cloudy eye is a sign of a number of things, rather than a disease in its own right.
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Cloudy eyes can be caused by a number of things. The most common is poor water conditions. Pristine water conditions are needed.

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i did a 20% water change today, and parameters are good, my tanks are healthy tanks, maybe his wasnt..? he has 6 tanks i think he just neglected to do waterchanges, i hope it clears soon
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If its just from poor water then it could take a number of months. Depend how much damage was done. They many never clear completely. Keep an eye out for bullying and if they get worse then medication may be needed.
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If its just from poor water then it could take a number of months. Depend how much damage was done. They many never clear completely. Keep an eye out for bullying and if they get worse then medication may be needed.
i will, its a 29 g tank with just the two peacocks and a cray in it, my blue is really cool, hes not a bully and with the sunshine now in the tank, theyre getting along fine, ill keep you guys updated, if my water is perfect will it clear..?
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....if my water is perfect will it clear..?
It should if its from bad water. Lets hope for the best.
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Handling fish with your hands quite often is less stressful than using a net. When I transfer fish from a bag to my tank, I generally use my hands rather than a net (unless they are small or hard to hold onto, eg chili rasboras or kuhli loaches)
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It should if its from bad water. Lets hope for the best.
great bud, thanks guys for the replies, and ill be keeping a close eye on him
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Ok guys so he's not getting any better, he's been pretty much parked in the same spot facing the wall for hours on end now, he won't eat, and his eyes aren't any clearer, what do I do? I don't wanna lose him!
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Do you have a quarantine? If not then turn the main tank lights off. If he can't see he could be freaked by the new tank and inhabitants. Assuming its nothing more serious. Are the eyes just cloudy or are there any flecks or odd shapes in them?
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