Can fish get cataracts?

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21 Jan 2015 22:52 #1 by JSleator (Jason Sleator)
See pics of one of my nearly 2 year old oscars, he or she has what looks like a cataract on the eye, anyone seen this before?
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22 Jan 2015 00:01 #2 by Miamiheat (Stephane Lemaire)
cloudy eye is often a sign of bad water parameters, a few water changes should improve this in most cases

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22 Jan 2015 04:40 - 22 Jan 2015 04:41 #3 by joemc (joe mc)
i would guess that cataracts are associated with old age, so i would be ruling that one out as a first port of call.
as miamiheat mentioned above cloudy eyes are associated with poor water quality, maybe do a test and post the results to eliminate that one, though it does not look like a cloudy eye to me, not the grey glazed look that i would expect, it seems specific to just an area of the eye, maybe as a fesult of an injury in the past? if so it may or may not clear depending on the type of damage and how it has healed
another cause of cloudiness in the eye is a parasitic infestation

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22 Jan 2015 13:14 #4 by hammie (Neil Hammerton)
I noticed this with my EB Jack D recently and it wasnt till I looked properly that there was a bit of skin damage close to the eye!!!
Maybe theres an injury that you cant see?
I added some Melafix and within 3 days the eye was better again

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