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Goldfish with cloudy eye

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by bonesnpebbles, Jul 26, 2020.


  1. bonesnpebbles

    bonesnpebbles PetForums Newbie

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    One of our goldfish has developed a cloudy eye.
    We had cloudy eye before and improving water quality quickly cleared it up.
    Not this time, it rather got worse with more water changes, see photo.
    The tank is 120 l with two goldfish in it. Thanks, Juergen

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  2. LinznMilly

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    Hi. Welcome to the forum.

    Cloudy eyes in fish could be a symptom of any number of conditions from poor water quality to injury to infection. With that in mind, could you answer these questions please?

    Do you have any readings for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate and pH, please? (We need the actual results in ppm or mg/l - not just "It's fine).
    How long have you had them?
    When was the last time you did a water change and how much? Did you use dechlorinator? What type of filter do you have, and when was the last time you cleaned it?
    Have you added any treatment to the tank? If so, what?
    Could you post a pic of the whole tank?
     
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    bonesnpebbles PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, Thanks for your quick response.
    Nitrite is a bit high, I'll prepare another water change
     

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    Nitrite should always be zero in an established, cycled tank, so it could be that your filter is not coping with the waste your fish are producing. Do you have the other readings too, such as ammonia & nitrate?

    To be honest, 120 litres is on the small side for two goldfish, so you may find that water quality is a constant problem unless you are able to upgrade.
     
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    bonesnpebbles PetForums Newbie

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    Getting the Nitrite ubder control by water changes and introduction of bacteria. The eye is coming back.
    Thank you very much for your help.
     
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