Topic: Hi everyone, ive come home from work today, to notice that my common has a cloudy eye on one side. Any help in being able to treat this would be great. Thanks.
Posted by Grant K: Cloudy eyes are caused by poor water conditions. Ph fluctuations, too low or to high are big factors. Try with a few daily water changes if it does not clear up after that add some esha 2000 but i would try the water changes first.
|Hi Everyone. I’m in need of some help. I just notice some of my plecos have cloudy eyes. What should I do and how do I treat them? Any advice is appreciated, thank you.|
WC 10-15% last night, then all (really all) my big L600s suffer from some kind of cloudy eyes.
Even some of my L333 scavengers in the tank also kana cloudy eyes.
I use Seachem Safe powder to my WC water.
Water params are fine.
What could be the cause of the problem and what should I do quickly to minimize the damage?
I dose with Ammonia Lock just now to make sure there is not hidden source of ammonia. — feeling distress.
|no one will know what went wrong, best to test the tank parameters to be sure.|
|Ya, and I have been careful to always do only 10-15% WC to prevent too much water params change.|
|I thought so too but at 10-15% WC?
Done the same thing hundreds of time, don’t know why this time so devastating.
|it’s dependent on your existing ph and the ph of your top up water. if the ph is vastly different, then there’s bound to be ph change.|
|it’s possible. it’s not just ph bro. large parameter change, ie ph, gh, kh.|
|Cloudy eyes. Please help to advise. Sorry no pictures. Thank u.|
|Anybody know to what have caused my plecos to die? They were about two years old and they died within two days of each other, my Oscar seems fine but I am worried that he might die too. Only signs on the plecos were cloudy eyes and the water was somewhat cold. This is a picture of them all alive about a week ago all in an 80 gallon tank.|
|What do you guys think about this 20 long? It houses 2 blue rams, 5 panda cory and a blue eye bristlenose pleco. Fyi filter is dirty and water is cloudy cause I just moved drift wood and planted grass.|
|That would make it look great 🙂
I’d be tempted to pop in some terracotta pots or slate caves too round the back to see if the rams breed.
|Ahhhh ya the plecos i dont think like the salt. So im an idiot for even suggesting it. Not sure why that diddnt click the first time.
I was talking about aquarium salt, which is almost the same as table salt but table salt has a noncaking agent, no harm with that though. I would just dose a little less if you used table salt. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate.
|I turned on a canister filter that had been sitting full of water for a couple weeks and am afraid this is from bacteria. I need to treat the whole tank I think because I have 4 fish that are getting cloudy eyes.|
|Definitely do a majjoorr water change asap and then id reccomend dosing the general cure and i wish you had a place to store the pleco so you could dose salt too but start with general cure and see if that helps after about 5 days.|
|Id do 90%change now, then dose general cure
Tomorrow id leave it and then Wednesday id do a 50% water change and give it a few days.
|dose tonight and water change 50% thursday, if by friday or Saturday you arent seeing any results just comment back here and we will try to figure out a next step but if i had to bett, id bett itll be fine with time and some extra water changes, unless the damage was too extream when it happened|