Angelfish have white dot on eye

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  1. dhameer

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    Hi there

    Both of my angelfish have a white dot on their right eyes. It may be coincidence but they both only have the dot on their right hand side eyes.

    Any advice on what I do to treat this. I have only been doing water changes twice a week for the past 2 weeks. Do I need to do more frequent water changes or do I also need to consider some medications? If so what can I use

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    @Reedfish please see below. I will add pics soon

    General

    Where do you stay? Johannesburg South
    How long have you been keeping tropical fishes? 12 years
    How long has the tank been running before you added fish/this fish? 8 years
    What fish do you have in your Tank (type, number and size)? Community tanks(distichodus × 2 medium sized, torpedo bard × 3 medium sized, clown loaches
    × 3 medium sized, bala shark × 1 medium sized, Red rainbows × 2 medium sized, kulhi loach × 1 large sized, banjo catfish × 1 medium sized, Cory × 1 medium sized).
    When did you last buy any new fish? A year ago
    Which food are you feeding and how often do you feed? 2 times a day(pro's choice tropical flakes, tetra prima granules, dorado pellets), once a week(bloodworm, krill frozen)


    Disease
    Describe the problem that the fish is having (behaviour, breathing, excretion (droppings), food intake, colour)? Noticed white spot on right side eyes
    Is the fish eating? Not as much as before but still eating a little
    Has the problem occurred before?: No
    Have you treated the problem and how? Just water changes twice a week so far for 2 weeks
    Have you had any other problems in the past?
    What were they? No
    Did you treat for these problems?
    How? -

    Your aquarium & Maintenance
    How big is the tank. (L x b x h)? Boyu ea 150
    How many litres of water? 472 liters
    What type of filter do you run? 1 dophin c1600 and 1 dophin tf500
    What is IN the filter? Ceramic rings, filter wool, ammonia, nitrate remover pads, bio balls, carbon
    How many litres per hour is the filter rated for? 1600 canister, not sure about the internal(think it's 500)
    How often do you clean your tank? Once a week
    How do you clean your tank? Siphon, clean glass, clean filter once a month
    How much water do you take out for Water change? 20%
    Do you prepare your water for water changes? How and what do you add? No
    What water do you use. (Tap, bore hole, RO)? Tap
    What substrate do you have? Fine gravel
    What else is in the tank (Rocks, plants, fake plants, shells, anything else)?just plastic plants and drift wood

    Water parameters in your aquarium
    Describe the water (smell and colour)?
    Temperature of the water? 25°c
    General hardness (GH)?not sure
    Carbonate hardness (KH)?not sure
    Ammonia:
    Nitrite (No2-)?not sure
    Nitrate (No3-)?not sure
    pH?not sure
    How did you test these? Have you checked the expiry date on the test kits?haven't used test kits

    Lights
    What light do you have?beamswork ea 150
    How long is the light on for? 5 foot tank
    Do you have lots of plants in the tank (real or fake)?a few fake
    How do you fertilize the plants?-
     
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    I think this is a water quality issue, despite the 2 water changes a week
    IMO the tank is too over stocked with some fish that have the potential to get very big.
     
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    @Reedfish I managed to get rid of the white spot on the eyes with Seachen Kanaplex. The fish are eating much better now. You right about the overstocked of fish. Will need to plan for the distichodus and bala shark particularly in the new year.
     
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    Good to hear that the Angels are ok.

    Perhaps your fish shop will take them and give some credit for food etc ?
     
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    @Reedfish yes I have a couple of options. LFS being one of them. I will try to give to a fellow hobbyist near me who has a 800liter and I know he looks after his fish well
     
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    I just picked up on this line - do you use a dechlorinator?
     
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    @Reedfish silver dollars mostly, and rope fish.
     
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    I use a water conditioner powder that also dechlorinates water(bioboost)
     
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    Rope fish (Reed fish) are one of my favourite fish to keep :)
     
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