|Re: Goldfish eye quickly swelling - Help!|
Subject: Re: Goldfish eye quickly swelling - Help!
by fcmf on 24/8/2020 15:38:52
Although it could well be an eye injury (perhaps on some decor or by another tankmate if there is one), I would definitely treat for a bacterial infection - eSHa 2000 or Waterlife Myxazin are two good brands of treatment. [Incidentally, can you see anything moving in the eye? If so, it might be an eye fluke which would require a different type of treatment.] There's no guarantee the medication will work - it's possible it's a tumour/growth underneath the eye - but I think you should give this treatment a go anyway, to see if it helps.
For the medication to have any chance of working, you'll need to remove any carbon from the filter. If the carbon is a pad in itself, then that should be easy to remove. If it's contained within a sachet, then that may be more difficult. Edited to add: if this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgpYuXrDBws&feature=emb_rel_end is the filter you have, then just remove the carbon tray while you're dosing medication, then, at the end of the treatment course, replace the carbon tray.