Air bubbles in eyes

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    My powder blue developed an air bubble in its eye earlier this week. Not bubble eys...an actual air bubbble! Not much info out there and only thing i can find it that it may have been caused by a physical injury. Im out of town again and was informed yesterday that the other eye has also developed bubbles. Any idea what could do this?
    To make matters worse, i have just been told its now stopped eating, has developed white blotches and sits in front of the flow pump all the time.
    Any ideas how to fix it??
     
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    Not pop eye..actual air bubbles in the eye
     
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    Gas bubble Disease. Is you DO very high?
     
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    Never measured my dissolved oxygen. What would be considered too high?
    Should i QT it or decrease oxygen in tank?
     
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    Honestly seing that it's not eating i would rather try and QT him till one can establish what the problem is. Perhaps feeding him will be easier in QT as well ... wishing you luck.
     
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    The water may be supersaturated with either Oxygen or Nitrogen. In the case of Oxygen a pipe could be sucking in fine air bubbles or if you have an algae scrubber the algae could be letting of too much gas or perhaps a diatoms outbrake that is letting off nitrogen.

    Best is to try and get the water to equalate with the atmosphere so that the gas is released.


    Gas Bubble Disease | UltimateReef.Com
     
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    mmmmm your statement made me think.... never thought of the algae and gas exchange...eishhh.... how would one equalate with the atmosphere for gas release please explain....just picking some knowledge here...always willing to learn !!! :thumbup:
     
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    Diatoms is bacteria not algae...
     
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    Thanks for info

    I dont have an algae scrubber and have not seen any leaks in my pipes that could be sucking in oxygen. Guess tomo will be spent looking for any leaks.
    Been out of town so often does not help either.
     
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    Best is to try and get the water to equalate with the atmosphere so that the gas is released.


    By disturbing the surface of the water. It is all part of Henry's law.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry's_law
     
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    Only know how to rid seahorses of gas bubble disease :( cant massage a powder blues eyes though.
     
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    What about a recent water change. If you added cold water it could also cause super saturation.
     
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    Really hoping the bubbles havent caused permanent blindness. Realizing once again why i prefer corals.
    The bubble in the one eye wasnt bad at all on tuesday when i left. Worried to see how bad it is when i get home.

    Thanks Hails, still might need your help catching it.
     
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    Was thinking of cold water. RO drum has been sitting outside because of building. Very annoyed with myself.
     
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    You don't even have a thermometer in your tank, do you want me to bring mine to check the temp?
     
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    I have an external thermometer, but you may bring yours when you bring your water sample.
     
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    I Had aregal that had a bubble in his eye, went away, think he just scracthed it on a rock, maybe it is that, pic would help
     
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    Will do...

    Ja a pic will help get @Shrek to send you a pic of the eye...;)
     
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