sick lion fish cloudy eye

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  1. ilovereefing

    ilovereefing Astrea Snail

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    last week I noticed my lion fish right eye was foggy so i kept an eye on it and changed the water right away and kept an eye on it.. two days passed it hasnt got better but there looks like a bubble in it. i feel so bad for the thing i dont know what to do! helpppp please? I i went to my LFS and they said just change the water, but i did that is there anything else i can do!?
     
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you checked your ammonia level?

    cloudy eye is sometimes attributable to ammonia poisoning



    Steve
     
  4. ilovereefing

    ilovereefing Astrea Snail

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    yeah all levels are in within normal limits
     
  5. marlinman

    marlinman Zoanthid

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    I had that happen to my asphur angel a year ago and a fellow reefer here at 3reef told me to get a product that is reef safe and works well. It comes in liquid and powder but I opted for the liquid. It's made by Mardel and it's called Maracyn Plus. I bought an 8 ounce bottle and followed the directions to add one capful per 10 gal of water on days 1, 3 & 5. I didn't get to day 5 as the cloudy eye was clear again and all my fish and corals were fine through it all.;)
     
  6. schackmel

    schackmel Giant Squid

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    if it is just on one eye, I would think it had scratched itself on a rock. I would try the treatment above
     
  7. rogersjw

    rogersjw Skunk Shrimp

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    My angel is currently sick with flukes but got a cloudy eye as a result. During treatment I used melafix which is supposed to help with fin rot, cloudy eyes, and general wounds. His eye cleared up in a few hours. I'm going to keep dosing for the next few days just to keep it in check. Hope this helps.