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Pudge's eye.

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Hi everyone. Does anyone know what this is under Pudge's eye? I'm very worried. Thanks for any help. Water parameters are good, ammonia is 0, just did a water change and vacuumed gravel thoroughly. I've tried to post a photo but it's too big. He has a dark bump under his eye.¬†ūüėĮ

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hello and welcome to the forum, can you please answer the following questions (don't skip any) and provide photos/video of your concerns?

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?

 List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

 Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

 Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

"If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."

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7 hours ago, Helen said:

hello and welcome to the forum, can you please answer the following questions (don't skip any) and provide photos/video of your concerns?

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?

 List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

 Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

 Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

"If copy and paste doesn't work for you, quote this post and put your answers after each question."

Hello. Thanks for getting back to me. The ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite levels in the tank and my tap water are all at 0. PH level in tank is about 7 and same for tap. I use API test strips to test. My tank temperature is at 80 degrees. My tank is about a 40 gallon and has been running for about a year. The filter is an aqueon hob and is rated for a 50 gallon. I change the water every 4 days and do a 50 percent change every time. He is due for one today. I have three fancy Goldie's in total. Pudge, and two smaller ones. Water conditioner used is big Al's step one. I feed them omega one sinking pellets twice a day. No new fish added. Pudge did have ammonia poisoning about 6 months ago but we're almost past that now, he only has a small spot left on his tail. I used antibiotics for the tail and I use aquarium salts regularly. His behaviour is normal, eating and swimming as usual and I noticed today that the spot under is eye appears smaller. A fish expert at big Al's said it may be a ruptured cyst. Thanks again.

As well, I tried posting a photo before but the site won't allow it because it's too large. 

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1 hour ago, Carrie said:

Hello. Thanks for getting back to me. The ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite levels in the tank and my tap water are all at 0. PH level in tank is about 7 and same for tap. I use API test strips to test. My tank temperature is at 80 degrees. My tank is about a 40 gallon and has been running for about a year. The filter is an aqueon hob and is rated for a 50 gallon. I change the water every 4 days and do a 50 percent change every time. He is due for one today. I have three fancy Goldie's in total. Pudge, and two smaller ones. Water conditioner used is big Al's step one. I feed them omega one sinking pellets twice a day. No new fish added. Pudge did have ammonia poisoning about 6 months ago but we're almost past that now, he only has a small spot left on his tail. I used antibiotics for the tail and I use aquarium salts regularly. His behaviour is normal, eating and swimming as usual and I noticed today that the spot under is eye appears smaller. A fish expert at big Al's said it may be a ruptured cyst. Thanks again.

As well, I tried posting a photo before but the site won't allow it because it's too large. 

Finally managed to post a picture. Hope this helps.

 

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4 hours ago, Carrie said:

 

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Here is how he looks this morning. It is much smaller. He is eagerly awaiting his breakfast. Hopefully we can ride this one out. ūüôā

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Do me a favor and paste your answers into our form please, it’s so much easier to look back and find information.  I also would like you to test your water again right before a water change and really shake your nitrate test well.

 

In an established tank there should not be zero nitrates which is a sign the test is likely being administered wrong :)  It may well be a ruptured cyst but treatment does depend on the water parameters to some extent.  And sometimes those cysts are symptoms of underlying bacterial infections due to poor water quality, which we cannot ascertain without accurate tests.

 

So.  Retest dirty water carefully and do yourself a favor and get liquid test kits instead of strips.  The strips are very inaccurate, unfortunately.

 

Here is the diagnostic form again. ¬†Cut and paste it into your reply and fill it out line by line so we can read the details more easily ūüôĆ

 

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?

* List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank.Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment.

* Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

* Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.?

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