Goldfish's Eye Getting Worse. Advice Please..

Richie99

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Hi everyone,

I noticed my goldfish having cloudy eye in both eyes and started treating with Melafix immediately.
The left eye looks great but the right eye took a turn for the worst last night. I checked this morning and it is very swollen. I'm on the 5th day of treatment with the Melafix. Any advise? Water parameters are great. Added photos. Thank you!
 

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Richie99 said:
Hi everyone,

I noticed my goldfish having cloudy eye in both eyes and started treating with Melafix immediately.
The left eye looks great but the right eye took a turn for the worst last night. I checked this morning and it is very swollen. I'm on the 5th day of treatment with the Melafix. Any advise? Water parameters are great. Added photos. Thank you!
Melafix is probably a good treatment for the bacteria. You said your water perameters are fine, but are you keeping up with water changes anyway? Gold fish are naturally scavengers of the bottom wher fish poop and other detritus settles, so they keep their faces down in the dirtiest places looking for edible morsels. Do some water changing everyday...about 10 to 20 percent and treat the fish with the Melafix. Make sure that you use a dechlorinator that also says it detoxifies ammonia...regardless of reading from test kit. I know it's become spring and the temperatures are rising, but gold fish fare better in water that is 70 degrees Fahrenheit...even slightly lower. They don't make good community tank fish with tropical fish just because of their temperature requirements.

finnipper59 said:
Melafix is probably a good treatment for the bacteria. You said your water perameters are fine, but are you keeping up with water changes anyway? Gold fish are naturally scavengers of the bottom wher fish poop and other detritus settles, so they keep their faces down in the dirtiest places looking for edible morsels. Do some water changing everyday...about 10 to 20 percent and treat the fish with the Melafix. Make sure that you use a dechlorinator that also says it detoxifies ammonia...regardless of reading from test kit. I know it's become spring and the temperatures are rising, but gold fish fare better in water that is 70 degrees Fahrenheit...even slightly lower. They don't make good community tank fish with tropical fish just because of their temperature requirements.
...oh I forgot, keeping a little aquarium salt in the water is helpful...about 1 tsp per gallon of water. Remember to add the salt back from each gallon of water you change.
 
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