white spot on DP's eye

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white spot on DP's eye

Postby rachy on Wed May 05, 2010 3:33 pm

few weeks back i got 3 more DP's....2 of them died within days :( think they were 2 starving, or ips?? anyways, the last 1 started eating, and is nice n fat now :)but ive just seen a white spot thing on his eye :( looks bigger than actual whitespot tho.what could this be?
dunno if this is connected to that...but bout a week + half ago, he had a lump on other side of his face, he didnt seem at all concerned by it tho, so left it alone, then couple of days later it must of popped or something, cos the lump was gone, was just like a little kinda crater thing where it had been, so put melafix in for couple of days. seems gone now tho :)
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Re: white spot on DP's eye

Postby rachy on Wed May 05, 2010 4:34 pm

have just been look at him again, and on the same eye that has the spot, it has a little red bit :O on the gold ring round the blue bit, the bottom half of the gold is red
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Re: white spot on DP's eye

Postby J-P on Wed May 05, 2010 4:48 pm

I forgot where I read it, but it was concerning scaleless fish getting pimple like things.

I wonder if the 2 could be related or if it is something totally different. There is a protective shield that covers the iris. If it is under that shield, I doubt it would be related to the popping pimple.
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Re: white spot on DP's eye

Postby rachy on Wed May 05, 2010 5:00 pm

yes when ive just looked agin, it does look to be like a film over his eye. do u know what i could do for it?
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Re: white spot on DP's eye

Postby J-P on Wed May 05, 2010 5:03 pm

Keep up with water changes and melafix until someone a little more experienced and chime in?

Hope you get an answer soon!
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Re: white spot on DP's eye

Postby purplecandle on Wed May 05, 2010 7:01 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9CDM4rerHo

If the white covering looks like what is on these puff, melefix worked for me

Watch the video till the end to get a good look.
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Re: white spot on DP's eye

Postby rachy on Fri May 07, 2010 5:19 pm

cheers, looks like its nearly gone now! :)
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Re: white spot on DP's eye

Postby PolishPuff on Fri May 07, 2010 6:26 pm

All of those poor puffers on that video look sick :!:
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Re: white spot on DP's eye

Postby purplecandle on Sat May 08, 2010 12:19 am

they were sick..only two made it.

both of the sabo looking ones made it

The biggest one with the eye problem is alive and well and has grown a lot!

String bean-the most emaciated puff died because someone put something in my tank....but he was a goner anyway-he had stopped eating well.

After these I have decided not to rescue or take in more sick puffs...

The mortality rate is just too high...the damage gets done somewhere else..And then I get the heartbreak :(
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