I accidentally poked my fishes eye; she is a moor Goldfish?
Well...I did a really stupid thing. I poked and injured my moors eye. I felt my nail go in her eye. Immediately I took my hand out of the tank. Scared the *&^% out of me.
I was doing my weekly water change and I was taking out the sponge filter to clean it so it would not clog. Usually my fish go away during a water change. I don't usually ever touch my fish (Only one I hand feed every now and then, however, I never touch her either; the others avoid me and I don't touch them.
She got scared and Goldfish, it seems that they are not slow at all when they are scared, she rushed out fast. I did not even see her coming and I scratched her eye. I am not sue why she got scared or how she even got near my hand because she was on the opp side of the tank :/
It felt like touching jelly o_0. So now she has this really bad red mark on her eye. I completed the water change and I am keeping the water as clean as I can. No blood, No broken blood vessels her eye looks somewhat OK; just her scratch mark on her eye. Minimal damage I would say, but still poor thing.
Now I am bit afraid to take anything out of the tank now. How does a big fat Goldfish move so quickly?
Anyways anything else I can do to help her recover?
I have per-filters in all the filters to avoid eye injury and here I go and do that to my fish. It was an accident, but one that I not like to repeat again. Me being careless and stupid...stupid...stupid...I hate injuring my own fish. I suck!!!
Has this happened to any of you guys? Scared the %^&* out of me. I will continue to monitor her. She is the oldest in the tank and I would hate for any infection to spread in her eye.
I am an adult and seeking help; not to be lectured. Yes I did a horrible thing to my fish, but I assure you she has everything she needs. Animal abuser? lol She has a big tank and she has very good filtration. I do take care of what I own, which are all fish. I am seeking help. Thanks for your undesired input.