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Old 01-28-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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Red empress with popeye

Is it contagious and what are my treatment options?
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Hi Ryan! Is it only one eye or both eyes?
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Hi Ryan! Is it only one eye or both eyes?
It's just one he might have bumped it
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Definitely possible. If it was both eyes, it would indicate an internal infection. Keep his water healthy & watch it. If it gets worse, then meds can be considered. You can add a low dose of aq salt if its feasible for the other fish in your tank.
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Definitely possible. If it was both eyes, it would indicate an internal infection. Keep his water healthy & watch it. If it gets worse, then meds can be considered. You can add a low dose of aq salt if its feasible for the other fish in your tank.
Thanks for the info I will keep my eye on it should I be worried about my other cichlids?
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If it starts looking worse or the other eye becomes affected, then i would qt him. I wouldnt worry about your other guys as it sounds like it may only be an injury. Fish have pretty amazing abilities to heal themselves from simple wounds (as long as the fish in question isnt being bullied/at risk of further injury). Good luck!!
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