Why Is My Fish Eye Cloudy

  1. JasonUT801

    JasonUT801 New Member Member

    I picked up a couple of Cichlids and noticed one had cloudy eyes after I put it with my other fish. The guy I got it from said he didn't have time to care for them and neglect them for a couple of weeks. 20180613_200350.jpg 20180613_200336.jpg 20180613_193224.jpg
  2. GettinTanked

    GettinTanked Valued Member Member

    Are you familiar with quarantining? When you can do it, it's a good idea for new fish before you get them. It's also good for fish that you notice might have an illness (like this one). There are solutions for easy quarantining all over this site if you need tips.

    Since a variety of things can cause cloudy eye, you can't really treat it until you see more symptoms unfortunately. I would just observe for now. If conditions were bad before, the fish may be able to fight it in your new (clearly improved) conditions. I would just be concerned about it spreading to your other fish.
  3. Obi3ice

    Obi3ice Valued Member Member

    Treat with antibiotics. It was maybe lacking some vitamin A in its diet. Also poor water quality. The guy you got it from said it didn’t have time to take care of it.

    Also I would advise you quarantine as @getting tanked said.
  4. Dch48

    Dch48 Well Known Member Member

    Some fish, Bettas in particular, can develop cataracts when they get older. There is nothing you can do about it if that's the case. Do you know how old the fish is?