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« on: August 23, 2016, 06:53:39 AM »

Once again I received an email with some interesting photos. Please feel free to chime in and offer suggestions. I hope all is well with everyone and thanks as always!


 "Here are some pictures we have of our GloFish.  Just within the last 2 days this cyst has grown to be very big.  We had treated for fungus but that did not work during the early stages.  The closest answer we have is that it could be genetic since the other GloFish does not have or show any symptoms as of yet.  We are starting bacterial treatment today.  We don’t recall that the fish’s eyes have turned green as well just a day or so after we first noticed the growth.  As you can see in the pic the blue GloFish has black eyes.
Hope this helps someone else.  We will repost anything that fixes this issue.

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 08:42:49 PM »

Hmm, there are several preceding causes that I can think of, ranging from tumor to bacterial disease to gas-bubble disease. Too bad the pic didn't portray the affected side of the fish. Antibiotics could be a good start (for possible Exophthalmia), but at the same time, I would also check the entire filtration loop and check for any possible excess air leaks into the water column.

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 08:44:12 AM »

This may help a little:

Eye Problems
   Symptoms: Cloudy cornea, opaque lens, pop eye, swelling, blindness.

    Cloudy cornea can result from a bacterial invasion. Antibiotics may help.
    Opaqueness can result from poor nutrition or a metacercaria invasion (grubs). Try foods with added vitamins and changing the diet to include variety.
    Pop eye (exophtalmia) can result from rough handling, gas embolism, tumors, bacterial infection, or vitamin A deficiency. Gas bubble or bacterial infection can be treated successfully with penicillin or amoxicillin.
    Blindness can be caused by poor nutrition or excessive light. Lowering the light level and a change of diet to include lots of variety may help prevent it.

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