Hatchetfish missing eye - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 07-22-2011, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
shinybetta's Avatar
 
Hatchetfish missing eye

One of my silver hatchetfish lost an eye! What should I do? Thanks for your help
Posted via Mobile Device
shinybetta is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 07-23-2011, 01:25 AM
Member
 
How did it lose the eye?
ladayen is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 07-23-2011, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
shinybetta's Avatar
 
Posted via Mobile Device
shinybetta is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 07-23-2011, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
shinybetta's Avatar
 
I' m not sure. But there is still blood on the socket. I would try a salt treatment but I dont have a qt tank right now. Should I wait and see if it gets better?
Posted via Mobile Device
shinybetta is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 07-23-2011, 02:48 AM
Member
 
I would prolly say thats your best atm. Do nothing.. keep in mind I'm no expert. Putting salt into a would seems quite cruel, despite the potential benefits. Just make sure the water stays very clean, so it can hopefully avoid any infections.
ladayen is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 07-23-2011, 08:27 AM
Member
 
Inga's Avatar
 
I agree with keeping the tank water pristine clean. I would also be watching closely and doing my darndest to figure out what happened so it can be prevented in the future. The poor little darling. :( I can't even imagine it.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” Mahatma Gandhi
Inga is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 07-23-2011, 08:39 AM
Member
 
konstargirl's Avatar
 
Could it be maybe it got into a fight with another fish?

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i1...laties_sig.jpg

10 gallon
4 juli cory

1 5 gallon empty tank
konstargirl is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Multiple problems: missing scales, fin rot, cloudy eye, bulging eye, MISSING eye! GoldenLove Tropical Fish Diseases 1 04-23-2010 12:24 PM
Jumpy, the hatchetfish nomel Fish Memorials 4 02-22-2010 12:26 PM
How do you get hatchetfish to eat?! homegirl2180 Characins 5 10-20-2007 06:31 PM
Hatchetfish MattD Characins 8 05-07-2007 07:13 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome