65 Gallon Tank Emergency. Fish got stuck, severe head injury

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Tank
What is the water volume of the tank? 65 gal
How long has the tank been running? Over four months
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What is the water temperature? 78f
What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 3 gourami, 1 pleco, 1 bichir, some serpae tetra

Maintenance
How often do you change the water? Every two weeks
How much of the water do you change? 20%
What do you use to treat your water? Prime and stress coat
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water? Both.

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish? Yes and no
What do you use to test the water? API test kits
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite:0
Nitrate:15
pH:6.8

Feeding
How often do you feed your fish? Twice daily. The Bichir gets fed separate
How much do you feed your fish? Just enough. I’ve figured out how much is to much.
What brand of food do you feed your fish? API flakes and pellets
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods? Only to the Bichir

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish? 3 years
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms? Today
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? Face has been injured
Have you started any treatment for the illness? Added stress zyme and stress coat.
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? No
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all? Not really

Explain your emergency situation in detail. (Please give a clear explanation of what is going on, include details from the beginning of the illness leading up to now)
Dwarf Gourami got wedged into some driftwood. I noticed other gourami and my bichir around the area, I was able to pull him out, but his face is ripped up. Eye is missing. He is swimming strong and actually acting normal!
what should I do? I’ve added some stress stuff to the water.
Ive had this fish for so long, he is still very healthy. But the missing eye and ripped up face is bothering me.
 
Solution
Do partial water changes daily to help keep infection out. Maybe add a bit of aquarium salt if possible. The missing eye shouldn't be a problem ir the scrapes if you can keep them from getting infected

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Gender
Male
Nickname
Brian
Occupation
Security for many places
Quarantine?
Learned the hard way
List any water conditioners and test kits used:
Inagitarium Betta Water Conditioner, API Tap Water Conditioner, API Freshwater Master test kit
Experience
4 years
Do you know of and understand the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?
Yes
Aquarium Size
10 gallon
Aquarium Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
1 Rosetail betta, 1 Tiger nerite snail
Aquarium Start Date
August 2018
Temperature
80F
Aquarium Filter Type
Sponge
Aquarium #2 Size
10 gallon
Tank #2 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #2 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
1 Veiltail betta, 1 Tiger nerite snail
Tank #2 Start Date
October 2018
Tank #2 Temperature
80F
Tank #2 Filter Type
Sponge
Aquarium #3 Size
10 gallon
Tank #3 Type
Freshwater Fish Only
Tank #3 Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.
1 Veiltail betta, 1 Tiger nerite snail
Tank #3 Start Date
September 2020
Tank #3 Temperature
80F
Do partial water changes daily to help keep infection out. Maybe add a bit of aquarium salt if possible. The missing eye shouldn't be a problem ir the scrapes if you can keep them from getting infected
 
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