Thought I'd see if anyone might have an idea what's going on with my Red Wag Platy. Over the last 3 days or so, I've noticed one of his eyes appears clouded over & there seems to be a small white bump just above it.......the immediate eye area seems swollen. He doesn't really act sick, still eats very well and is pretty active.
He's in a 20 gall tank that has been cycled and up & runnning for about 4-5 weeks. Water parameters are as follows: Ammonia=0; Nitrites=0 and Nitrates 5-10 ppm
. Actually, the Nitrates have never been above the 5-10 range. I do 50-75% water changes 1x week--have done 2 large water changes in the last 4 days since I noticed this as I figured fresh water certainly couldn't hurt anything, and might help.
His tankmates include 4 other Platys, 1 Swordtail, 1 Dwarf Gourami, & 8 Lemon Tetras. All of the other fish are doing fine.
I don't have a QT
Tank and didn't want to start experimenting with meds until I got some input--any ideas or suggestions?