Black Spot, Not Black Spot Disease

RobinLM
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I uploaded a photo. This is Mr. Speckles, he is a platy that lives in my 55 gallon heavily planted aquarium. Temp, 80F, Ph 7-7.2, gh on the softer side, need to test other parameters though. Tank mates, D. Rainbow neon tetra, Cory catfish, other platies, pearl gouramis, D. Gouramis, mollies, clown pleco, and 2 pea puffers. He got his name bc all those other black specks are just his color, the larger black spot is new, he has been acting funny off and on. And his eye on the other side is cloudy or coated or something. This is me holding him to take a pic while in a salt bath. In which he seems to have perked up a little.
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Gypsy13
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Have you gotten your other parameters yet? Do you have a pic of his other side? How weird is he acting? Eating ok? Swimming ok?
 
RobinLM
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I have to wait until my husband's pay day to get more testing supplies but he swims OK off and on and he is eating
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RobinLM
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Forgot to mention I have one double filter and a second single filter on the other side I have baskets in the double filter 1 has bio rings and 1 has coral or should I say crushed coral and I don't know if you can see from the picture but I do have aeration as well
 
Gypsy13
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So we have a cloudy eye, swimming issues and a black spot?
 
RobinLM
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So we have a cloudy eye, swimming issues and a black spot?
Yes, he is not swimming funny all the time, wondering if the awkward swimming is bc he is having trouble seeing out of the one eye
 
Gypsy13
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Yes, he is not swimming funny all the time, wondering if the awkward swimming is bc he is having trouble seeing out of the one eye

I can’t see the little guy. But I’d be doing frequent water changes. Also can you take some of the tank water to get it tested? If you can, ask them to write the numbers down so we can see what may be going on in the tank. Clean water will help. Hey mattgirl Thunder_o_b can you look at this bb for me? Please?
 
RobinLM
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Here is top view which shows his eye issue a little better
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RobinLM
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In my main tank I do 15-18% water changes daily rather than a large weekly change
 
mattgirl
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Oh my, I see what you mean about its eye. It does look like popeye and hopefully someone that knows something about how to treat it will be here soon to help you out.

I can't tell much about the new spots. Hopefulyl that is just a matter of his colors changing a bit. I know it can happen with Bettas but am not sure if it does with platys.
 
RobinLM
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Oh my, I see what you mean about its eye. It does look like popeye and hopefully someone that knows something about how to treat it will be here soon to help you out.

I can't tell much about the new spots. Hopefulyl that is just a matter of his colors changing a bit. I know it can happen with Bettas but am not sure if it does with platys.
Thanks , I have had fish in the past that have had popeye but this is more like a cloud coating rather than his eye actually bulging, don't know for sure though
 
Thunder_o_b
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Yeah, looks like pop eye.
Fish Pop-Eye

Are you running fresh carbon? When I had a fish with cloudy eyes it cleared it up in a few days.
 
RobinLM
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  • #13
The carbon in the the filter is less than a month old
 
Gypsy13
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In my main tank I do 15-18% water changes daily rather than a large weekly change

You may want to do larger water changes until this clears up. Thank you guys for your eyes on this baby. If the larger water changes don’t help, let us know? Few days? Please?
 
RobinLM
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I will thank you very much!
 
RobinLM
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Well guys he is had no change in his condition not worse not better and he swims OK when he is swimming but hes resting a lot I think I may chalk it up to old age he was full size when I got him and has not grown he has bred a few times. I have treated him and Donna couples so dips So I'm going to let him live out his days as an old man
 

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