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Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 18th 2009, 11:38 PM

I have a bubble eye gold fish in a tank with two aqua frogs. Normally they're fine together, but today the fish got too close to one of the frogs when I fed them, and the frog nipped at the fish. He got him on the fluid sac under the fish's eye, and now he has one deflated eye. He seems to be a bit unbalanced now when he swims. Will he heal, or is he likely to end up dying because he can't swim straight?


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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 18th 2009, 11:39 PM

Oh my god, that sounds pretty bad. I don't know, I'd think that the fish would die, they usually end up dying when they get hurt.


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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 19th 2009, 12:00 AM

I'm wondering if there's anything I can do for him...I've separated him from the frogs, but I'm thinking that if it does heal, he may get infected.


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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 19th 2009, 04:19 AM

go to your local pet shop and maybe ask about some kind of medicine you can add to the water... i know they make it for some other issues, maybe there is some kind of antibiotic?



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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 19th 2009, 05:08 AM

Poor fishy =( In the wild fish survive after being half eaten by other fish and live after having huge holes in their mouths ripped out from hooks. Maybe the fish will be fine? I hope..


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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 19th 2009, 05:12 AM

Oh noes! I hope he does recover from that. One of my friends has a REALLY fat little goldfish and because his tummy is so big, he swims all weird and crooked, too but he seems to be just fine. Hopefully yours will get better too


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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 19th 2009, 04:09 PM

it is only a fish why cant you buy another one
   
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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 19th 2009, 05:06 PM

Because some people get attached to living things, and this is perfectly normal.
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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 19th 2009, 06:17 PM

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Oh noes! I hope he does recover from that. One of my friends has a REALLY fat little goldfish and because his tummy is so big, he swims all weird and crooked, too but he seems to be just fine. Hopefully yours will get better too
Personally, I'm mean, and I think It's funny how fish swim all challenged and hit the side of the glass... I'm horrible. It probably doesn't hurt them though. If I went to a pet store, I might by the one who swims funny.


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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 20th 2009, 01:26 AM

Well, I looked around a little bit and it seems like that the eye-sack will grow back, different shape maybe, but it will grow back. Be sure and keep the water clean to help prevent infection.

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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 20th 2009, 01:55 AM

Well, he's still wobbly, but he is still eating, which from what I remember with my other fish, they all stopped eating when they were dying. So that's good. Hopefully he'll recover soon. Not sure what to do about the frogs though. Should I get a divider for the tank, you think? Or just get a separate tank for him?


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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 20th 2009, 02:54 AM

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Well, he's still wobbly, but he is still eating, which from what I remember with my other fish, they all stopped eating when they were dying. So that's good. Hopefully he'll recover soon. Not sure what to do about the frogs though. Should I get a divider for the tank, you think? Or just get a separate tank for him?
Most of the sites that I checked out advised that you keep bubble eye goldfish in a safe tank with no pointy objects or rocks. In anycase if your frogs are that aggressive, then you probably should get a seperate tank...or divider. Whichever.


   
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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 20th 2009, 03:11 AM

Yeah it's odd, the frogs have been fine for the past two years. They really just sit there...apparently they just don't like sharing lol. I don't have any sharp things in the tank, so that's good. I'll find a divider so they don't bite him again.


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Re: Bubble eye goldfish - eye deflated - May 20th 2009, 03:30 AM

You might be able to keep them together, but you might want to try and seperate them during feeding time. >> Idk, it's been 3 years since I've had fish.


   
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