View Full Version : Fish have WHITE EYE???

11-06-2004, 11:27 PM

In our 30 gallon tank we noticed that one plecostamous and a clown loach had white eyes...looked terrible. We thought the Angel fish might have pecked at them, but the Mrs. noticed that one of the Angel fish has a white eye too.......

Is this a disease anyone knows about?? Or just over aggressive fish??

please help!!!!!!!!!


11-06-2004, 11:55 PM
My guess is it's a bacterial infection. It would help a lot if you could post a picture of the fish, as well as your tank specs, test results and maintenance schedule - this will give a much fuller picture of what's going on so that people can help.
In the meantime, I suggest a large water change - cleaner water helps in any situation.
You could also try checking online, there are a lot of good sites out there that can help ID diseases and suggest treatments. Fishyfarmacy.com is a good place to start, but if you don't have luck there just try Googling freshwater fish disease symptoms.
I see you have a picture up - unfortunately, I can't identify what's happening, maybe someone with more experience can tell what's wrong

11-07-2004, 9:35 AM
it is mostlikely from bad water quality caused by the overstocking of your tank.

11-07-2004, 2:55 PM
It would be ideal to do a 40-50% water change every other day....go to the LFS and get some Maracyn or other medicine for pop/cloudy eye.....its a bacteria and if you treat it quick enough you can cure it......if not you're gonna have to put the fish down so be quick about it!!

11-07-2004, 5:18 PM
my fish has white eyes too, i have treated him with maracyn plus for the time specified on the bottle and then did a water change. no noticeable improvement. this stinks!
also, my white eye is not caused by overstocking b/c my tank is simply not overstocked and i water change 35-40% every other week. any other ideas what could be ailing our fish?

11-07-2004, 8:14 PM
how old is fish cataraq

11-07-2004, 10:57 PM
Cloudy eyes is a fungal infection. Check to see if there are any other ailments on any of your fish, fungal infections are always secondary infections. I recomend using either Melafix of Maroxy. Maracyn won't do any good with cloudy eye.

good luck

11-07-2004, 11:56 PM
i just tested my water and the quality is good... my fish has no other infections that i can tell of, except that he doesn't eat well, but i figure that is because of the white eye since it started a week or so after the white eye. there are so many different medications that claim to cure popeye/various fungal and bacterial infections...and through all of the diseases my fish have had i have never seen a medication cure them... i just don't know what to do anymore :(

11-08-2004, 11:10 AM
cloudy eye is often a result of bad water quality, infrequent water changes, something in the water needs to be addressed. Water changes are really the best you can do for it as meds never seemed to work for any fish I had to help treat for this same thing and I've never heard of anyone having successful results from using meds for it.
If you have just started with water changes after going a while of not doing this, that can also cause the coudy eye...... then I would start with small changes every day or so and work your way up.
try this: http://www.2cah.com/pandora/Disease.html