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|19th December 2005||#1 (permalink)|
One of my T. karelinii has cloudy eye(s). It is only noticeable in good light however. The newt appears active and hungry otherwise. 10 gallon tank with 4 other juveniles in with him/her. The tank is planted with lots of java moss and they were recently moved to this tank. Dunno if it matters but I did a 50% waterchange yesterday. The group has been fed mainly on a diet of home grown redworms.
I've looked through old threads and some mention vitamin deficiency and infection as possibilities.
|20th December 2005||#2 (permalink)|
If both eyes of the same animal are cloudy, it's unlikely to be infection and more likely to be a dietary issue or shedding issue. Some of my karelinii got cloudy eyes once, but I was feeding them a diet with a lot of waxworms at that time. So I blamed the excess fat they were getting. I'm doubt this would be a problem with earthworms; they are high in fat though so maybe it's possible.
The other suggestion is the animal is due to shed. Sometimes the eyes get slightly murky before shedding.
|5th December 2010||#6 (permalink)|
Re: Cloudy eyes
Let me dredge this up for the depths and mention that the karelinii I am helping my school raise are also suffering from this problem. My suspicions is that it is a water quality issue. However. Probably half of them have cloudy eyes. Again-it is not really noticeable.
|5th December 2010||#7 (permalink)|
Re: Cloudy eyes
What are they being fed? I had a group of T. karelinii with cloudy eyes, but I was feeding them a lot of waxworms. When I stopped the waxworms they cleared up.
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