Originally Posted by Pacu Man
any suggestions on either returning their colour or fixing the popeye?
The color will return on it's own. It is a response to the lack of light and possible stress. Not much to worry about there, just make sure the water is well aerated and the ph
is fine. Check the other parameters to be sure...
The popeye could be from fish aggression or there may be elevated DOC
's in the tank. In milder cases it can be cleared up with a few simple 10% water changes. It is best not to disturb the fish at this point. Make sure there are places where the fish can get out of the light as the bright tank lights can irritate it further..
Do you have a >>QT
<< ready incase it is needed?