Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-20-2005, 07:28 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 80
Antennetta Lion

I have an antennetta lion whose left eye is gloomy looking, it went away and then came back. He still eats fine. But just wanted to know if its sign of some kind. Opinions welcome

thanks
__________________

__________________
thor32766 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2005, 07:46 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central PA
Posts: 971
Sounds like cloudy eye, a bacterial infection. It can be treated with an antibiotic (in an appropriate hospital tank) or often can be remedied through improving water quality, with stress and degraded water quality often being the cause of the problem.

How long have you had it? What are your tank parameters (PH, ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, salinity) and how old is the tank?
__________________

HoopsGuru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2005, 08:21 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 80
my water quality is great with the water testing. 0 on all levels, the tank is only about three months old. let me know if i need to let you know anything else.

thanks for your time
__________________
thor32766 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2005, 09:57 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by thor32766
my water quality is great with the water testing. 0 on all levels, the tank is only about three months old. let me know if i need to let you know anything else.

thanks for your time
Your PH shouldnt be 0
__________________
bradmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2005, 12:08 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central PA
Posts: 971
Yeah, PH and also your salinity/specific gravity is necessary.

My guess is that the age of the tank is part of the problem, while your nitrogen cycle may be established, there are many other processes maturing and establishing themselves so at 3 months things are still pretty volatile. While still trying to gather info on your tank, I would step up some partial water changes with properly mixed, aerated, and buffered water....it can't do anything but help.
HoopsGuru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2005, 10:10 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 80
i will do a water changer and let you know what happens.

thanks again
brian
__________________
thor32766 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2005, 10:33 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 235
HoopsGuru is right with everything they have said, what are you feeding this lion?
Make sure it is getting a variety of foods plus you may want to soak the foods in vitamins 2 - 3 times per week.

Kaye
__________________
Look's Like A Butterfly & Stings Like A Bee!!
specialk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2005, 12:33 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 80
when can i get these vitamin supplements?
__________________
thor32766 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2005, 02:00 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 235
You can buy Vitamins at most LFS Selcon or Zoe....

Kaye
__________________
Look's Like A Butterfly & Stings Like A Bee!!
specialk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2005, 02:03 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Central PA
Posts: 971
Before doing the water change, please state your PH and salinity/specific gravity as asked above...it can be a big indicator of what your tank may be like. If you do not have test kits for both (hydrometer/refractometer for the salinity), I would make that a priority.

Taking the tests after the water change(s) may mislead us as to how the conditions were when the lion became ill.
__________________

HoopsGuru is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Zebra Lion RocketSeason Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 09-17-2004 01:22 AM
Banged up Lion? salty27 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 1 07-21-2004 11:00 AM
Which is the better Lion Fish Kohan Bros. Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 06-05-2004 01:09 PM
Something on my Lion Nitrate Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 4 04-02-2004 09:40 PM
New Lion michealprater Show Off/Photography 11 01-24-2003 03:23 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.