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Congo tetra needs your help

Hello fellow fish people,

I've had a group of Congo tetras for 3+ years now. Recently one has developed a cloudy eye. I'm thinking it's a scratch that got infected.

I have all the standard medications on-hand. Should I isolate him? Great the whole tank? The other inhabitants are fine. I did a 30% WC in case.

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7 Congo tetras
3 paradise gourami
2 German blue rams
5 cardinals
3 ghost fish
Assorted Cory's

I'll test the water tomorrow, it's 1am and I just noticed it. just wanted quick feedback if possible.

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One eye issue is commonly an injury but not always the case. Water tests need to be done to ensure its not due to water quality. In that case, no meds will do any good without first remedying the source of issue.

Bacterial infections of the eye- which are secondary ( or opportunistic infections from injury or poor water quality) are primarily gram positive. Treatment depends on if fish is showing symptoms that the infection has gone internal.

Is fish still eating?
Swimming like normal and not resting on substrate or plants?
Is there any swelling or redness around eye. I dont see any, but my eyesight is not great.

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