Goldfish Cloudy Eye Disease
Symptoms of Goldfish Cloudy Eye Diseases
The surface or lens of the Goldfish appear cloudy with a white-ish opaque appearance. Excessive mucus may build up on the surface of the eye. The golfish may appear to be lethargic.
Causes of Cloudy Eye Diseases in Goldfish
There are several potential causes of Cloudy Eye disease in Goldfish. The most common causes of goldfish cloudy eye are bacterial infections, poor water quality, vitamin deficiencies caused by a poor diet, the eye flukes Diplostomum and corneal damage.
Treatment of Cloudy Eye Disease
If the water quality is suspected to be below par it is important to improve the water quality as the first stage in curing the problem, as this is the most common cause. You should also ensure that your fish receive enough vitamins by feeding with a high vitamin fish food. If bacterial infection is suspected then try a general cure-all treatment such as Parinox which includes antibacterial agents, alternatively tetracycline antobiotics may help. Flukes are the rarest cause of cloudy eye. If an eye fluke is the cause, treatment with Praziquantel is recommended or a consultation with a vet as infection with flukes can be one of the most difficult to eradicate.