Convict agression issues

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i check the tank this morning and apparently there been some lip locking on both of my convicts and my males eye is pretty beat up.(and its cloudy for some reoson.)

I researched on cloudy eye and its says its caused by poor water quality but i checked my water and its just fine

Ive been doing water changes so im hope that it well help a bit

Any healing medications you can recomend
 

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Good afternoon, CB! The crazy convicts! They just don't behave.

I've had my cons get into it on a few occasions. My best advice would be to separate them, treat the "victim" with garlic juice and vita-chem. With good water parameters, he should be healed up in a couple weeks. I don't use meds and they heal pretty quickly. I'd also increase his protein intake, like feed him more bloodworms, brine shrimp, those types of foods and not as much flake/pellets. The extra protein will help him heal as well.

Good luck and keep us posted.
 

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Good afternoon, CB! The crazy convicts! They just don't behave.

I've had my cons get into it on a few occasions. My best advice would be to separate them, treat the "victim" with garlic juice and vita-chem. With good water parameters, he should be healed up in a couple weeks. I don't use meds and they heal pretty quickly. I'd also increase his protein intake, like feed him more bloodworms, brine shrimp, those types of foods and not as much flake/pellets. The extra protein will help him heal as well.

Good luck and keep us posted.
+2 great advice!

those fish most deff live up to their name....goodluck CB!
 
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Update:

There mouths are fully healed unfornanety we lost an eye in the process of healing. No signs of discomfort from him though

Thanks for the advice
 

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Update:

There mouths are fully healed unfornanety we lost an eye in the process of healing. No signs of discomfort from him though

Thanks for the advice
I had a spawning pair of convicts attack my rainbow cichlid>. He now only has one eye, so I put him with my bloody parrots since they're slow getting food as well.

Your convict will learn to adjust. They're quite adaptable.
 

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Awesome. Really though, his one eye is kind of fitting. Now he really looks like a convict who's lived a rough street life. He's got some street cred now.
 
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