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reefer

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Olympia, WA
My clarki clown got pop eye over night. Last night she was doing just fine and this afternoon her eye was protrudind an eighth of an inch.
What causes this? Water parameters are good. No significant changes made that may have stressed her.
 

Beckmola24

Hawkfish
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Columbus, OH
I had one of my Ocellaris get popeye. It can be caused by many things. I found out that too many fish in too small of a tank can cause this. Or just stress. Mine actually had scratched her eye. I fed her spectrogram in her food for a few days and it cleared up right away without her losing her eye or her sight. http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/compldiagnodisease/a/aa053001.htm here's some info about it.
 

jesshimom

I have no fish.
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Oct 9, 2003
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Lovely Lynnwood
I had a clarkii that suddenly overnight got popeye. It ended up so huge we thought it was going to explode. I put it in a QT tank and treated the way advised on Reef Central. All that happened was his eye got bigger and we dumped too much medicine in a small tank. SO then we were at Blue Sierra and I asked one of the guys, he says leave him alone. So, we did, eye got soooooo big, then about a month later, the swelling starting going away and he is fine now! It was at least two months from start to finish. He ended up with a cloudy eye too towards the end but we just let him be in the QT and he got over that too. I'm in the dont medicate your tanks group now.

Just let him be... Colleen
 

mattseattle

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Seattle, WA
isn't the micro bubbles though just an urban myth? the ocean would have tons of micro bubbles. i could see the water quality though or stress on the fish.
 

Nautilus

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Jan 20, 2004
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Location
Arlington, Texas
Well I can only speak from personal experiences.
When my main pump was causing micro bubbles into the tank and it took me a couple of days to trace it down I found that my flame angle and coral beauty had one eye each having pop eye.

I never medicate the tank and once i found the cause of the micro bubbles with in 2 days the pop eye was gone.

Water quality would be my thoughts on pop eye and micro bubbles would fall into that category.

I would think that in the ocean the micro bubbles would be near the shore and not as much on the reef area or down in the reef where the fish are. The percent in the ocean would be much less per sq. foot then in my small tank per sq. foot.
 
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