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What is happening to my goldfish?
Nemo is a 3+ year old Fantail. Lives in a 125g tank with 2 other goldie's, (another large fantail and a big 10 inch common goldie) a large tin foil barb and some cory cats. They have all been together for years with no problems. All fish look and act fine. A happy tank.
History: age about 3+ years; has done the turn white thing (very cool); no visible signs of disease, no evidence of scales or fins being picked at, doesn't hide, eats well and seems perfectly healthy.
Nemo has lost both his eyes at this point, 1 at a time. (The other fish picked them out? Why?) 1st, we noticed one eye gone but no signs of anything else wrong. About two weeks later, the other eye is gone now too. I am at a loss as to what/why this is happening. As I said, Nemo seems perfectly healthy and happy. (bless his little heart) Now I understand the nature taking it's course thing where fish thin out the old and weak but Nemo doesn't seem to fit into that category. Am I missing something? Is there some kind of disease that would make his eyes fall out? Ummm, he lost one eye and his tank mates took out the other? I'm at a loss. Anyone with any ideas please respond.
Edit: Also, if he's a danger somehow to my other fish, (sick, infected or just miserable too I suppose) should I put him to sleep at this point?
LED Daylight/Moonlight lighting
2 Goldy's, 5 Ruby Barbs
10g Hospital Tank
Last edited by brads; 03-22-2015 at 06:55 PM.
Reason: Another question to add