Originally Posted by 1077
I can't say I have expierienced such an eye problem but I would treat for minimum of ten days with water change(s) in between doses. If condition has not improved,, I might repeat treatment for another ten days.
It almost looks to be a scratch across the membrane and with the furan and lot's of clean water, Hopefully the condition does not get worse. Perhaps the fish got too inquisitive near fishes like loaches or pleco and prickly fins , and or spikes on gills of afore mentioned caused damage but this is merely speculation on my part.
I suspected it was Eddy for I would have visited the same place were it my fish. Folks there have seen or expierienced nearly everything with respect to keeping these fish.
Well, you learned what you needed to learn, as what you advise is the same as Eddie advises.
I know it wasn't the loaches or another Discus
(no pleco in this tank, only otos.) because I watched as the Red Turk made a made dash in between an area where the driftwood nearly abuts up to the tank wall and when he came out the other side his eye was jacked up. I have since moved that piece of driftwood.
One thing I've noticed that I find strange is one of my otos likes to try to attach himself to my Orange Pigeon. Of course the OP flicks him right off but the oto has tried to do this a couple of times. It's always the same oto to the same Discus
. I didn't know that otos had a fondness for slime coats, odd?
I'm holding good thoughts that tomorrow when I wake up I see some type of improvement. A small milestone was tonight his dorsal fin is straight up, this morning it was clamped down *hard*. Water params are ph 7.8, 0 ammonia, 0 nitrItes, just a hint of 5 for nitrAtes. Temp is being steadily maintained and I've got an airstone running so this clamping was not due to water quality, just him simply not feeling well. I never thought I'd worry so much over "just a fish".