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Old 09-13-2004, 12:20 AM   #1
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African cichlid has an air bubble in its eye!?


Never noticed the air bubble in its eye b4 so i think its new. What could it be?


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Old 09-13-2004, 01:42 AM   #2
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This is just a guess...but did you do a water change today? Sometimes, if you have a lot of air bubbles in the water, they will stick to the decorations, the side of the tank, or the fish. Maybe one happened to stick to the fish's eye. I take my water for water changes from a faucet that doesn't have a screen aerator on it, and I try to let the water sit for about 8 hours. I tap on the jug to get the bubbles to go to the top and dissipate.


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Bubble-eye is a disease, so if it looks like skin forming the "bubble" then it is gas bubble disease, which I am not very clear about, but has to do with oversaturation of gasses in the water, solved by air stones, splashing filter return, etc.

Hopefully it was just a sticky air bubble and is a thing of the past. One of my peacocks had a large white ich-like spore on his lip and I started to get my quarrantine tank set up, until he bumped the glass and it fell off - it was a grain of sand from the substrate.
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Old 09-13-2004, 06:42 PM   #4
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Nope did water changes today, and took a real close look at his eye, its an air bubble. I have splashing filter return and 36" of bubble curtain across the back.
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