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Apisto Eye Injury?

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Harrison, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Harrison

    Harrison New Member

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    Hello all,

    I'm new to the apisto world, and bought my first pair of super-reds today. Upon returning home, I found that the male had an eye injury (see attachment). It looks a bit swollen, and intensely cloudy. He's quite young, maybe 1 inch. Is there a proper course of action to rectifying this? Luckily, I brought him back to a tank without any other tankmates (for now), so it's just him and the female.

    I read that there isn't much that can be done, except for possibly adding aquarium salt and melafix. Maybe I should return him to the store?

    Please let me know what you all think I should do, based on the severity of the injury.
  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    No attachment. If it were me I return it for another.
  3. Harrison

    Harrison New Member

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    Ooh, yeah. Hopefully he can be returned. Uphill battle starting with an injured fish.