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Thorsten has a little bubble/blister at the front of her right eye and I'm worried it's going to turn to popeye/dropsy/horrible bad stuff. She's really clumsy and runs into her filter tubes all of the time so it could be an injury too. I'm just worried and want to know what you guys think. She's the only fish in the tank. It's barebottom with 1 big terracotta pot as the only decoration. She's about 4 years old and has never had any sort of serious illness. The best way to see the bubble is with movement so I took a video. What do you guys think?
Youtube video

  • Test Results for the Following:
    • * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0-.25(from the chloramines I assume)
    • * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tank) 5ish
    • * Ammonia Level(Tap) .25
    • * Nitrite Level(Tap) 0
    • * Nitrate level(Tap) 0-5
    • * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 8
    • * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.5
    • Other Required Info:
      • * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API drops
      • * Water temperature? 72
      • * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 29 for about a year with older filters
      • * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s) Aqueon Quietflow 200 gph, 2 x 100gph hobs(don't remember the brand but one does have a biowheel)
      • * How often do you change the water and how much? once a week 30-50% + several small poop vacuums throughout the week
  • * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? This morning 5% poop vacuum, yesterday 50%, day before 10%, day before that 10%
  • * How many fish in the tank and their size? 1 about 4-5 inches
  • * What kind of water additives or conditioners? prime
  • * What do you feed your fish and how often? hikari lionhead small amount twice a day and peas
  • * Any new fish added to the tank? no
  • * Any medications added to the tank? no
  • * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. occasional salt but none currently
  • * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? eye bubble
  • * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?  acting normal

     











 

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The only thing I might do is Epsom salt to see it will reduce down. Other than that I don't think you can do to much, keep the water clean :) 

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