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One of my female Aulonocara Chipoka Sunshine has one cloudy eye, Everyone else in the tank seems happy and unaffected by it. And like i said its just her one eye, the other looks fine. To describe it a little better its cloudy that seems to have a point or white. I can try to get a picture of it today if it'll help show what im talking about. Shes still swimming around and eating. I was going to treat the tank with melafix and see what how that goes. Suggestions and whatever else are welcome.
 

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What is your usual tank maintenance routine?

What are the water parameters on the tank?

Has she been netted recently?

Eye issues are usually a product of poor water quality or an injury. I've also seen netted fish have their eyes cloud over for a few hours. In the worse case scenario, they can also be a precursor for a bacterial infection.

In most cases, frequent water changes and Melafix will resolve the issue. Should the fish stop eating or begin behaving abnormally, you may need to isolate and treat with broad spectrum antibiotics.

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change about 1/3 the water every day 10 days, actually did a tear down of the tank and removed all the rock a few days ago stirred up the sand really well, maybe threw the water off a little doing that.

the last test I did was may 3rd. ph 7.6 nitrite:0 nirate:0 and ammonia:0

she hasn't been netted at all since i've gotten her.

I'll do another water change in a few days and treat with the melafix tonight.

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Is this tank heavily planted? If not, I question the accuracy of your test kits...Zero nitrate readings are impossible (except in a brand new tank) unless it's heavily planted.

You might get the LFS to double check your water. Depending on the filtration and the fish load and the amounts you feed, 30% every 10 days is pretty minimal.

On the other hand, she may have injured herself when you rearranged the rocks, or you could have released bacterial pockets in the water...But if that were the case, I would expect problems with more than one fish.

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yea, and had always noticed that it gets called into question when people were getting zero, I have zero plants so from the sounds of it something isn't quite right with the test kit. the tanks been set up for almost 6 months now.
 

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If you have the strip test kits, that may be your problem. They're very unreliable and even for the better ones, open to interpretation.

I prefer the liquid reagents, and I don't like to have them open and sitting around more than 6 months.

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