purple tang eye infection ?

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  1. dropzone newbee

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    hey all
    please need some help
    noticed this eve my 1 pt seems to have a white ring around its right eye !
    some ind of fungal eye infection ?
    do i need to be concerned ?
    contagious ?
    is there anything i should do ?

    thanks

    clint [​IMG]
     
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  3. magman

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    eish, I think it must of got hurt, I think antibiotics maybe, could be fungal, I hope Achillies see's this, he is the guru and will advise.
     
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    thanks boss
     
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    Hi , be better if you can get a macro photo of that eye, but it looks like it bumped it or got injured being chased perhaps , and it is swollen with fluid build up behind the eye(white ring you are referring to as it swells it may even get popeye before it starts to get better) , it should subside if water quality etc stays very good and it is feeding well, if it begins to get worse you can feed it some antibiotic soaked in nori but please get me a closer pic of it! I have seen this on a clownfish which injured it chasing a smaller male clown took 2 weeks to subside back to normal size it got worse before it got better but if you see redness then bacteria could be setting in the inflamation

    not really any kind of guru just yeah i have kept marine fish since i was 8 so i have seen alot ;) but every day i learn more !And i think Magman your diagnosis on that pic looks right but a better close up will make it easier to diagnose
     
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    Any News? How is the Tang today?
     
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    thanks achilles for the advice
    sorry the late reply guys , i was outta pc range ( believe it or not )
    the eye looks much much better ! as if it wasnt even hurt !
    i will keep an eye on her , but she is eating and her naughty self !!

    thanks for all the advice
     
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    thanks magman

    she is looking much better !
    think your diagnosis was spot on
     
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    glad to hear that bud!:thumbup::lol:
     
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