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steve1981
09/20/2017, 06:58 PM
What does this look like to you? My LFS is selling her off cheap because of the eye issue and wondered if it's worth buying to nurse back to health given the low price?

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Whatever you think it is, is it normally treatable and will it deflate? Likewise if it's infection, is it likely to be contagious?

Thanks.


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smoothmove
09/21/2017, 02:42 AM
Pics didn't show. If you have a quarantine tank and treat the fish for weeks. If it is cheap enough, might be worth it. The treatment and headache will also have its own cost. All diseases are contagious.

steve1981
09/21/2017, 04:20 AM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170921/83b943cd06fb2a0eb35d29e578c68f18.jpg

Just tried to attach a photo again. I do have quarantine tanks and it's reduced from 200 to 25 so quite a saving but only if it's realistic that it could get better.


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lingwendil
09/21/2017, 07:37 PM
Why is this in the DIY section?

SAT
09/21/2017, 08:12 PM
Yes, wrong forum. However, to me that looks like a bubble, which will most likely resolve itself within a week or so.

steve1981
09/21/2017, 11:34 PM
Why is this in the DIY section?



Sorry. Did it on iPhone and forgot it automatically puts it in the last section used. Mods please move if you don't


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steve1981
09/22/2017, 05:32 AM
Yes, wrong forum. However, to me that looks like a bubble, which will most likely resolve itself within a week or so.



What is a bubble? Apparently it's been like it for a few weeks at the shop. However it's not been in a hospital tank or treated. It was quarantined for three weeks but do you think medicine will help it?


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SAT
09/22/2017, 05:39 AM
Sometimes a fish can get an air bubble in the eye, typically associated with some trauma. If that is the case there is no safe treatment but it should go away after a while.

If it's not an air bubble then some treatment might be appropriate, but I can't tell that from the photo.

laverda
09/23/2017, 12:46 PM
Looks different then Pop eye.

steve1981
09/23/2017, 01:00 PM
Sometimes a fish can get an air bubble in the eye, typically associated with some trauma. If that is the case there is no safe treatment but it should go away after a while.

If it's not an air bubble then some treatment might be appropriate, but I can't tell that from the photo.



Arrrrrrrr. Makes sense. Up close and in person it did look like there was some sort of ball between it's eye and outer lens. So maybe it could be a bubble. Is it common and is it an issue other than it obviously being there?


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SAT
09/23/2017, 01:52 PM
I see it occasionally on my 12-year-old tang. He gets jumpy and will injure himself in a minor way a few times a year. Why it sometimes shows up as a bubble in the eye isn't clear to me.

This can be associated with supersaturation of nitrogen in water, which can happen if a centrifugal pump sucks air. Since I didn't have any centrifugal pumps, that wasn't the problem in my case.

steve1981
09/23/2017, 03:14 PM
Apparently this one came into the shop like it.


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McPuff
09/25/2017, 03:12 AM
If the price is right, I'd buy it and use Epsom salts and see how it goes for a couple weeks. I'm a big fan of blueface angels so I'm biased...

Jdub968
09/25/2017, 08:13 PM
From the pic looks like possible injury with swelling you can dose epsome salt in a qt at 1 tbs per 5 gallons that will help with swelling another thing that can be done at the same time is dose seachem stress gaurd it helps heal sores cuts abrasions 5 mls per 10 gal the stress gaurd can be dosed daily the epsome salt you can do a small WC and redose in 48 hrs. WC isn't necessary but up to you

Dmorty217
09/26/2017, 09:23 AM
+1 to the Epsom salt