Cloudy eyes? Discus


1. Please explain the problems with your fish/when and how they started
I bought the fish from a guy that has many discus but not enough time to give them there proper care when he was bagging her he dropped her on to wood! I think that's when the white started or it was before that happened.

2. Symptoms (i.e. turning dark, excess slime, not eating, clamped fins, flashing, darting, clamped gills, white/yellow/green poop, hiding, headstanding or tailstanding, white on tips of fins, rotting or fungus, blisters/ white zits on fish, bloated, cloudy eyes, wounds)

cloudy eyes really thick white on one of the eyes the other is a lighter film.

3. What medications/ treatments that you have already tried and results. Include dosages and duration of treatment.

water & salt


4. Tank size and age, number and size of fish

29 gallon not sure the age of the fish at least year old 5 inches

5. Water change regime/ how long has tank been running/ bare bottom or gravel/ do you age your water?

water change is everyday to every otherday/ a month/ bare bottom/ no

6 Parameters and water source;

- temp ____82_

- ph ___7.0__

- ammonia reading __0.00__

- nitrite reading __10.0!!!__

- nitrate reading __.20__

- well water __?__

- municipal water __?__

7. Any new fish/plants added recently



I just did a 80% water change after seeing that

and now nitrite is at 3.0 ill keep trying to get that to 0


I have a betta like this... with some clouding on her eyes. I asked at my lfs and one of the guys said it was due to malnutrition (and possibly also due to water conditions...) and that the Vita-Chem I wanted to buy would help with that. And I am finding it is helping out... they are still a little cloudy but seem to be getting lighter.

Of course, I don't constantly follow how frequently I should be dosing with the Vita-Chem just because my female betta is located at my parents and I'm not there every day. (I've got to finish moving my fish over...) Oh, and I have been cleaning her tank more regularly too - so that is making her better overall as well.


Good morning,

The links above may help you. Hopefully pristine water conditions will be all that is needed to heal your fishes cloudy eyes.

Too, with you having Nitrites, for one reason or another either your aquarium isn't cycled or you are experiencing a minI cycle. I think this may be the main issue here as to why your fish are doing poorly.

Keep up with the daily water changes and add some Prime or Amquel + to detox the Nitrite for 24 hours until it's time for the next water change. Keep up with the daily water changes until you have 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and under 20 nitrates. Once you have added the detoxing chemical, wait 24 hours to test for more accurate results.

Best wishes for your fish!

I have added "Discus" into your thread title.

For future reference, I would consider refusing any fish that isn't handled properly and or even dropped while making the purchase.

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ty for the link I ready it and I had my breeding pair of discus together he never got these symptoms she just never had hers go away ill keep up the daily water changes and adding prime.
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