Originally Posted by aqua7
It's both eyes. As you mentioned about your neon. My zebra also hides behind the bushes, but the other zebras don't bother it and she comes out of hiding when lights are off at night which is why I haven't quarantined her. Problem is she doesn't seem to be eating.
I know fish won't eat if they're sick or injured...and they can go for a week, so that's not a problem. The fact that its both eyes concerns me. An injury wouldn't likely be in both eyes.
First, if you have a QT I'd get him in there. If it's in both eyes it could be an infection or parasite and could spread. If you don't have a real QT, you can make an improvised one for a while. I took a small betta tank...added gravel, an air stone and some filter media from my main tank and put him in there. I did twice daily pwc
's with water from the main tank to keep it fresh. I suppose even a clean bucket with the stuff I mentioned could work for a while.
Pop-eye, if not from infection or injury, is usually caused by water conditions. Do you know your ammo/nitrIte/nitrAte levels?
Here's a link to the thread I started when it happened to my neon. Pics of my little QT are on page 5- http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-147778-5.html