My 5yrs old black fish has a coating of white on its eyes it lives in a aquarium. A fish died two days ago and the water was changed yesterday

Hello Aloke, Your fish has a bacterial infection. In order for you to treat it I would recommend getting an antibacterial and adding it to your water once daily. Those infections can kill your fish if they are not treated properly. It can also impair vision as well. You can do another water change as well if you'd like. Do a 25 percent change if you'd like. Although the best thing for you to do is to add the antibacterial medicine. Local pet stores will sell bottles of it. Do not get an anti viral, the infection is bacterial.


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I can answer most questions about fish care and maintenance. I am not an expert on saltwater aquariums but I am researching more about them on a daily basis. I have kept many different tropical freshwater fish as well as cichlids. Brackish water is my weakest category but if you have a question feel free to ask and I will do research on it myself.


I have kept fish for over 10 years. I am also an employee at a pet store and the head of the fish department. I am going to school at Emporia State University and studying biology with a concentration in ecology and biodiversity for undergraduate work. Right now my job is to care for and maintain the fish department at a local pet store. As far as water quality, I am well versed in different practices you can do to help improve conditions and what levels to look out for when testing the water.

I am majoring in Biology at Emporia State University and have researched fish reproductive behavior for the past decade.

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