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I suspect you got your information on care from a pet store - or the people at the fair. Most people do. While we should be able to rely on such information, unfortunately, it is often wrong. They sell people the wrong lighting, advise the wrong foods, and often don't know the correct temperatures for the various reptiles. After months of things not being quite right, the animal becomes ill. Some of what you have been told is wrong, and I suspect that is why Houdini is having so much trouble. Even though you have been trying so hard to keep him healthy, when you didn't have correct information to begin with, things are going wrong.
There are several issues that may be affecting Flash's eye. The mini dome light is simply a fixture that holds two bulbs. They can eb any kind of bulbs. If the UVB bulb you put in it is the coil/spiral type. that can cause eye problems. A long tube UVB light that extends the length of the tank is a betetr choice. The Reptisun 10.0 is a good one.
You do not need a night light bulb at all. Lizards in nature have cooler temperatures at night, and in captivity, most do best with a night time temperature drop. However, it is essential to know the temperatures. Being too cool can quickly lead to eye and respiratory problems. The basking area should be 85 to 90*F, and the coolest part of the cage 75*F. Use a good digital probe thermometer to measure the temperature.
Anoles do not eat plant foods. I would get rid of the banana. Flash needs to have prey insects dusted in plain calcium powder every day. Crickets no larger than the space between his eyes are best, ***** ***** prey insects, such as wingless fruit flies are also excellent. A baby anole is about the length of a penny. Flash is not a baby, but he is still young.
If you are using sand as a substrate on the tank floor, get rid of it. The pet store sand substrate is not good. Despite the fact that it is highly recommended, more often than not, it leads to impaction and eye infections. Sterile potting soil or Bed-a-Beast are better choices. For more on substrate and other care from a reputable site:
I'm going to give you some first aid measures. Buy some Pedialyte (yes, the kind for human infants). Prepare a shallow bath consisting of 1/2 water and 1/2 Pedialyte. Soak Flash for about 20 to 30 minutes twice a day. Reptiles can absorb the electrolytes and fluids through their vents (where droppings pass out), so make the water deep enough to cover the vent. Be sure to supervise closely.
I would also remove the UVB bulb for a couple of days to see if that helps. You can put a drop of saline solution (the kind made for contact lenses) in the eye several times a day. If that doesn't help, it would be best to see a reptile vet to get to the bottom of the problem. This link will take you to a directory of vets:
If you have more concerns, just let me know. I hope Flash will soon be thriving.
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