Red tailed shark is missing one eye what should we do?
Okay so some backstory. My husband's parents own the fish and the tank. They have two red-tailed sharks, two tiger Barb's, two other fish with red or similar coloring a large blue fish that is the of of the tank a pleco, a bristlenose pleco, two whiskered bottom feeders and two yellow fish the same type as blue and the reds. The smallest red-tail has one eye missing, I have been trying to keep an eye out for him but I don't know when he lost the eye. And I am worried about what I should do.
- noselessmanLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
No cant keep moren the one red tailed shark ber tank or things like this happen. You have to have tiger barbs in schools of 8-12 or more or they are nasty fin nippers and aggressors, wiskered bottom feeders are probobly cories or loaches and need to be in a school of 6 or more as they are very social.
Fish can recover from an eye injury or loss, it is important to keep water very clean, a product called melafix might help, it is pretty much the only thing that stuff is really good for.
But if you/they keep the small red tail with the bigger redtail, it will eventually lose more then an eye.
- 1 month ago
JUST GIVE IT YOUR EYE DUHHH
- Anonymous1 month ago
...rename him Winky? I mean, not much you can do, fish lose eyes all the time.