FISH DISEASE: EYE DISORDERS

 

Fish Eye Disorders

Symptoms

 

Cause

 

Treatment and Links

A).   Cottony white growth over lens of eye Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Saprolegnia Fungus Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Forma-Green -or- Copper Sulfate.
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B).   Translucent film over the lens of the eye Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Could be a gram-negative bacterial infection Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Kanamycin Sulfate -or- Gentamycin Sulfate -or- TMP Sulfa.
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C).   Clear to translucent film over the lens of the eye and parts of the body Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Protozoan Infestation Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Metronidazole -or- Quinine Sulfate -or- Nitrofuracin Green
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D).   The iris (around the pupil) becomes cloudy Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Gram Negative bacterial infection Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat the fish with: Amoxicillin -or- Gentamycin.
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E. The entire eye becomes cloudy from the inside out Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Could be a parasite, i.e., flukes Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Check the tank for parasites.  If found, treat the entire tank with De-Los.  The fish may lose it's eye.
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    The fish have a Gram Negative Bacterial infection Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Isolate the fish and treat with Gentamycin.

F).   The entire eye of one or more fish "falls out" and the fish continue to swim around Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart

 

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a).   Tuberculosis

b).  In aggressive species: The fish have been involved in a fight

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a).  Kanamycin + Vitamin B-6 (for 30 days)

b).  Use Nitrofuracin green to expedite healing.   The fish may live a very long life even without an eye.

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G).   Swelling and redness surround the outside of the eye Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart a).   Could be an injury from decor inside the tank or pond

b).  Gram-negative bacterial infection

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart a).  Treat with Nitrofuracin Green to expedite healing

b).  Treat with Gentamycin

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H).   The eye on one or more fish "pop's out" Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart The fish are affected with "Pop Eye", a kidney infection Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat the fish with Erythromycin for ten days.
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I).   Both eyes seem to "pop out" on one or more fish.  The disease progresses to ulceration's, raised scales and sores on the body Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart a).   These fish are suffering from Abdominal Dropsy

b).  The fish are suffering from a secondary Aeromonas (hole in the side disease) infection

Fish Behavioral Disorders Flow Chart Treat the fish with Oxolinic Acid + Oxytetracycline in the feed.  Mix 1 teaspoon of each medication with 2oz. of water. Spray contents over 1 lb. of koi pellets with a spray bottle.  Let air dry and feed to the fish for 2 weeks.  Use Forma-Green in the water to prevent fungus from attacking the ulcerations. Try to bump up the temperature to at least 82°F during the entire treatment if posssible
 

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