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Goldfish Missing Eye

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One of my butterflies is missing an eye this morning. He is swimming around like nothing is amiss, but it is obviously very startling for me!

I've set him up in a QT tank, but I was wondering if I should add anything to the water to help him heal up quickly or clean the wound. Any help is appreciated. It's a brand new QT tank setup so I didn't bother with a test. It should be clean as a whistle. 

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Oh no!  That is certainly alarming when it happens.

 

Please fill out the form as completely as possible and include some pictures so we can best help you :)

 

Disease Diagnostic Form

Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level(Tank)

* Nitrite Level(Tank)

* Nitrate level(Tank)

* Ammonia Level(Tap)

* Nitrite Level(Tap)

* Nitrate level(Tap)

* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 

* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines)

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops?

* Water temperature?

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running?

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)?

* How often do you change the water and how much?

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change?

* How many fish in the tank and their size?

* What kind of water additives or conditioners?

* What do you feed your fish and how often?

* Any new fish added to the tank?

* Any medications added to the tank?

* How long have symptoms been going on?

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I have also attached a picture. He seems to have a bit of the piece that attached the ball of the eye hanging off and there is still quite a bit of blood. 

Disease Diagnostic Form

Test Results for the Following:

* Ammonia Level(Tank): 0

* Nitrite Level(Tank): 0

* Nitrate level(Tank): 0

* Ammonia Level(Tap): 0

* Nitrite Level(Tap): 0

* Nitrate level(Tap): 0

* Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.6

* Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines): 7.6

Other Required Info:

* Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Master Test

* Water temperature? 73 F

* Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 40 gal, 3 years

* What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? 2 206 Fluval Canisters

* How often do you change the water and how much? 75%, Once a week

* How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? Yesterday, 75 %

* How many fish in the tank and their size? 3 Medium

* What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime

* What do you feed your fish and how often? Repashy Gold 2x per day

* Any new fish added to the tank? No

* Any medications added to the tank? No

* How long have symptoms been going on: Just this morning

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I had this happen with a goldfish a few years ago. Moving him to QT is a good step. I'd add some salt (0.1%, 1 gram per litre) and make sure the water is kept super clean, and keep an eye out of any signs of infection

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I've treated his QT with salt water and seems to be doing well so far. Or at least as well a fish with cataracts and a missing eye can be. ;)

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I think you'll find he'll adapt very quickly :) Glad he is doing well so far!

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Any updates on how your fish is doing?  I’d also like you to rerun the nitrate test.  In an established tank with canisters it shouldn’t be showing zero, your test could be expired or you could shaking it too little to get a good reading :)

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