Urgent help needed tomato clown Eye is bulging out on one side

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  1. victor du plessis

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    my tomato clown has one of its eys bulging out and it is just staying agenst the life rock and seems to be in distress.:(
     
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    It's pop eye: popeye - Marine Aquariums of South Africa

    It should clear up as per the comments on the link. I had a clown once that got it over and over again, never found out what the cause was. If your tank is clean (no sponges etc trapping dirt) then its most likely from a scrape or bump, if its both eyes then its most probably a bacterial infection and the fish will need to be quarantined. Do a search on here and google for pop eye. Hope you come right.
     
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    Yes that is it
     
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    Lol I was beaten to it. Well done Belinda :)
     
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    :cute:..sorry..:lol:
     
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    so long as the fish feeds he should be fine :)
     
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    Agree with @mewick ,my regal tang had it two weeks ago,I was considering treating it with something for popeye but it was one eye and after reading how certain meds were killing fish and corals I decided to just leave it,feed the tang very well to keep imune system up and two days later it was gone,probably an injury...and about them hiding against something,yeah its natural as they can only see through one eye so they basically find a spot where they can look for predators or danger from the working eye,I hope that it will be better soon,my opinion is to not treat it and it should be ok..
     
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    I agree with crispin. Make sure water quality is excellent!
     
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    Thanks. I did a water change and will add a/c this afternoon. Did not se the clown this morning.
     
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