Bubble on regal tang`s eye

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  1. paul bloem

    paul bloem

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    Hi guys

    yesterday I saw a white spot above my regal tang`s one eye, thought it is white spot, but today when I arrived at home I saw it has a bubble like over that eye or the eye that poped out. It is difficult to see because he keeps on hiding. does any one one know what it could be?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Don't worry Paul. This does happen sometimes. Fish - especially regal tangs, sometimes hurt themselves (not too badly though) against the rock work.... this will take about a week to 10 days to clear up.... just ensure that the fish keeps on eating.
     
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    paul bloem Thread Starter

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    thanks jacques, He eats alot!
     
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    Fishy Steve Hiden super user

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    My regal is always hurting himself. I think the only way to tell if its something bad is if appetite is lost. These guys seem to have a constant case of the munchies
     
  6. Tony

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    It's happened to a few of my anthias. IT will go down after a few days. Like the guys said regals are rather clumsy fish always hurting themselves
     
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    Clumsy fish they are. I would not worry at all as long as he is eating. Mine swims into my stag horn and hurts himself , he does it so hard pieces break off ... I get frags to grow :biggrin:and he looks abused....
     
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    The same thing happend to my Regal recently and it took about a week to heal. ;)Dont worry he'll be fine
     
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    same happened to me, shouldnt worry about it, maybe if you can turn your lights down for a while will help to bring the stress level down
     
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