Tang with an eye problem?

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  1. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    I have a blond naso that I recently noticed has developed some cloudiness in or over one of his eyes. Does anyone out there have any idea what causes this and what I can do to treat the problem?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    How long have you had him? How long has it looked cloudy? What other fish do you have? Are they bullying at all? How and what is he eating? And of course, What are your water parameters? Sorry for so many questions.
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Make sure the cloudiness is not a fluke/parasite.
    What is your nitrate value?
     
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  5. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    I've had him about 5 weeks. Noticed the eye issue a couple of days ago. There is no bullying in the tank. There are zero nitrates. He eats a very varied diet of pellets, flakes, nori, mysis and eats extremely well. Other fish include a clown, yellow tang, hippo tang, niger trigger, and chromis. All parameters are good. Other fish and corals are doing very well.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Then it's probably a mechanical injury from running into rock work or being chased. It's a relatively new fish, not uncommon for some subtle aggression to establish and maintain the pecking order. If it's injury it should resolve on it's own in a few days.
     
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  7. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    Thanks for your input. I hope you're right. He's my favorite fish....
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Definitely keep an eye out for aggression. If he stresses too much he could get worse.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    If you are set up with a HT, you may consider that until he is back to 100%
     
  11. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    The weird thing though is that I have seen no aggression at all in the tank and he doesn't seem stressed at all. Swimming happily around and eats like a horse.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    He may have just made too tight of a turn and thumped a rock. You may never find out. If it gets any worse looking i would definitely HT him just to allow him time to recover fully.