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    Hi guys and girls
    Had my tank since December fully cycled
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 10/25
    120g
    One of my discus has had cloudy looking eyes for 4 weeks now, doing 60% water changes every 3 days, not got any worse not got any better neither any suggestions any help would be great thank you
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    I would try and start with Furan or some other anti bacterial treatment since its not improving on its own .
    Does it gets any better or worst over the past 4 weeks ?
    Is it the only one from the batch with this problem?
    Does it eats or acts normal besides this cloudy eye issue ?

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    Thank you for your reply
    Its not got any worse, he was eating ok,
    but the last few days not eating as much
    The other five discus have not had this problem
    Thanks Martin

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    I would separate it in a bare 10 gallons QT tank and treat it with some antibacterial treatment for a start .Eye related problems are mostly of bacterial nature that's why my wild guess would be to try antibiotics.
    Good luck Martin .

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    I'll try that thanks for the advice filip

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    Did you have any luck with the cloudy eye? I'm experiencing the same thing described above and have tried 50% wc every other day for 8 or 9 days and no better, no worse.

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    Default Re: Discus eyes

    Take a look at easy-life Voogle - I have had good results using this to address bacterial issues

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    Thanks for the suggestion. It looks like that is only available in Europe and takes like 8 weeks to ship! Any other thoughts here? I put him in a hospital tank and he seems to be doing worse there than in the main tank.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Discus eyes

    The next best thing will be normal rock salt from the supermarket. Try 4-5 table spoons per 100 litres. If the slime coat overall starts to look cloudy reduce the salt level.

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    I'll try that, thanks.

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    Default Re: Discus eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by jlwack View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. It looks like that is only available in Europe and takes like 8 weeks to ship! Any other thoughts here? I put him in a hospital tank and he seems to be doing worse there than in the main tank.

    Thanks!
    Theres alot of different things that cause issues similar here. I would suggest opening a separate thread in the emergency room, filling out a questionaire and posting some pics. Its very very likely what you have in your tanks and whats going on in these fish is totally different.
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    Default Re: Discus eyes

    The epson salt actually cleared it up!

    Thank you,
    Justen

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    Default Re: Discus eyes

    That is good to know. Epsom may have reduced any swelling.

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