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Old 11-14-2009, 03:37 PM   #1 
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Could you help? Potential eye issues

I gave Desmoda a 40% water change today and a second dose of Jungle Fungal Clear to his tank to help him heal up his fins, and I think it's working! I don't see holes in his tail fin anymore, but I can't tell for sure if it healed or just became the split that I see and had seen when I first got him.

My major concern, though, are these whitish-grey rings that appear around the tops of his eyes and can disappear if he looks upward. Do you think these are the beginnings of popeye? I really really hope not. *worries* I see some white reflection on his mouth sometimes, so I'm thinking that it is just from light, but I can also sort of see the white around his eyes when it is dark as well.

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Old 11-14-2009, 09:01 PM   #2 
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Hmm, some fish just have that as part of their colour (my Kovu has that).
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Old 11-14-2009, 09:11 PM   #3 
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It looks like it's just his coloring. Is he acting weird?
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Ah - that's good to hear. He is acting normally as far as I can tell right now. :) Thank you for your feedback! I must sound awfully paranoid but this is my first fish and I just wanted to make sure. Again, thanks!
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:44 AM   #5 
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I don't know, it looks a bit like popeye to me from what I've seen. I'm not very good with fish diseases though.
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I don't know, it looks a bit like popeye to me from what I've seen. I'm not very good with fish diseases though.
Yeah, that's what I'm concerned about. It's been another day since I first noticed it and the white around his eyes hasn't progressed any, so I guess I'll just have to hope a little and see... maybe the fungal clearing agent may help, but I understand that it's usually from a bacterial infection that popeye originates. I really hope he doesn't have it - I've only had him two weeks and I don't want him to be sick. :( More for his sake than mine. Thank you for the response! :)
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