F8 Eye Problem Help Please

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Since this board has been up, we have found there are several questions that routinely get asked in order to help diagnose problems. If you can have that information to begin with in your post, we'll be able to help right away (if we can!) without having to wait for you to post the info we need.

1) Your water parameters - pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates and salinity (if appropriate). This is by far the most important information you can provide! Do not answer this with "Fine" "Perfect" "ok", that tells us nothing. We need hard numbers.

2) Tank size and a list of ALL inhabitants. Include algae eaters, plecos, everything. We need to know what you have and how big the tank is.

3) Feeding, water change schedule and a list of all products you are using or have added to the tank (examples: Cycle, Amquel, salt, etc)

4) What changes you've made in the tank in the last week or so. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference.

5) How long the aquarium has been set up, and how did you cycle it? If you don't know what cycling is read this: Fishless Cycling Article and familiarize yourself with all the information. Yes. All of it.

We want to help, and providing this information will go a LONG way to getting a diagnosis and hopeful cure that much faster.

While you wait for assistance:
One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

Note - if you do not normally do large water changes, doing a sudden, large water change could shock your fish by suddenly changing their established water chemistry. Clean water is still your first goal, so in this case, do several smaller (10%) water changes over the next day or two before starting any large ones.
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F8 Eye Problem Help Please

Post by Iliveinazoo » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:26 pm

Hello everyone I’m hoping someone will be able to help me on how to treat the sore eye on puffer, hopefully you can see the problem through the algae line:
Image51247A1D-1050-48FA-AA6F-B11F783248A8 by Sack Back & Crack, on Flickr

Parameters:
Sg1.002 at 25 degC
PH 7.8
Am 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 40

200 litre tank with 1 F8 and 4 Bumblebee Gobies

No changes since the BBG’s were added last year

He/she’s been acting a little strange for a couple of weeks now and i’d put it down to age - 11 years old - but he spends a lot of time on the base of the tank until food goes in and then he’s really excited and careers around the tank and careering is the right word because he only notices a fraction of what’s put in and mostly he crashes into the glass, plants and wood. It is possible that he’s had the injury for the whole couple of weeks but I would have thought that I’d have noticed it sooner because I check on him daily.

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Re: F8 Eye Problem Help Please

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:16 pm

40 nitrate is too high. What is your WC schedule? Are you stirring the substrate? SG should be closer to 1.005. All of this will put stress on his older immune system but they can live close to 20 years.
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Re: F8 Eye Problem Help Please

Post by Iliveinazoo » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:11 pm

Nitrate can be up to 50 out of the tap. Water changes are around 50% a fortnight usually, weekly sometimes.

I don’t physically stir the substrate because it’s planted but i wave over it to stir detritus into the water column, the MTS will be turning the substrate over sufficiently to avoid hydrogen sulphide.

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Re: F8 Eye Problem Help Please

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:13 pm

Definitely 50% WC weekly.
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Re: F8 Eye Problem Help Please

Post by Iliveinazoo » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:26 pm

I do it as often as time allows, the tank holds 3x more volume than the minimum recommended for the puffer and the plants help so I don’t feel too guilty.

I just wondered if anyone could advise any treatment to aid healing.

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