Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Elk Grove, California
Okay. Probably just injury due to netting or handling being that the fish is new.
I would treat with non-iodized salt ( 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons) and methelyne blue ( can use Paraguard) just in case it is eye flukes. Most likely not- but as a precaution.
Is this the tank you are having trace ammonia issues in? If so, transfer to the other tank where having no cycling problems. Change water frequently- at least 25-50% every 3 days. Adding back salt take out through water changes.
If you start to see blood in the eye or swelling that leads to a Popeye then will need to treat with antibiotic. But, right now- try just the salt and water changes.
180 g. low tech w/ wild South American cichlids, corydoras eques, and African Congo riverine tetras.
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