02-25-2009, 11:14 PM
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Angelfish gave herself popeye
I have a pair of breeding angels in an established 29-gallon. Tank mates are 4 platies and 3 cories. Every time the pair spawns, they fight like crazy, tearing off each other's scales and ripping fins. This time, the female lost multiple scales on her left side and severely damaged her left eye. Last night she had shredded the protective film covering the eye, and it was all cloudy. Today, she has popeye in addition to the other damage.
Is there anything I can do for her? Will this heal of its own accord? I've added melafix and pimafix to the tank because of all the damage the pair has inflicted on one another.
Also, is there any way, short of separating the pair, to keep them from fighting? Would adding more plants help? Is the tank too small? If angels are supposed to be docile cichlids, I'd hate to see what an aggressive species would do!!