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Old 10-21-2016, 11:44 AM   #1
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My Glofish's Eye Popped Out???

Hi! So, I have three little Glofish (Apple, Banana, and Peach) that live with four other fish, two painted glass tetras, a three-spot gourami, and a black and marbled angelfish. It's a fifteen gallon column tank, so everyone has enough room. It's relatively new, I just got the tank a few weeks ago, and the Glofish and tetras are the newest additions from about a week ago. I haven't had any problems before either. I just recently tested my water, and it's fine.

This morning, I got up to feed my fish, and Peach's left eye is almost completely out of his head! I don't think that he can see out of it or at least not very well because there's a translucent film over it. He swims in loose circles to see everything and still plays with the other Glofish. A few days ago, I thought that he had white spot on his fins, but they cleared up. Now there's just a few tiny ones on the gill flap around the affected eye. What's going on, and is it contagious?? I couldn't get a picture because he moves too fast. Thanks for your help! :}
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Old 10-21-2016, 06:58 PM   #2
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Probably popeye..A bacterial issue often very hard to cure.
It in itself is not always contagious ,BUT it is usually from poor water quality so I would change water regardless of test results ..
Are you using strips to test? they are often not accurate.
This is a good read;
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Thanks for the article! I'm leaning towards physical damage because all of my Glofish rough house very often. I quarantined him, and I'm currently giving him meds for his eye cloud. His swelling in going down, and the fogginess is clearing up nicely.

I just recently did a 25% water change, but I'm going to take your advice and do another just in case. Thanks for your help!! :}
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Old 10-23-2016, 11:17 PM   #4
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Are we talkin puffed out like a bulge or hanging out the socket?
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Old 10-23-2016, 11:30 PM   #5
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Bulged out, I guess that I should have been more clear, my bad. ^ ^'
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