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Copper and antibiotics absolutely will at the least substantially decrease the dwarf lions lifespan, usually living not much more than a year and usually much less after treatment, even if they survive treatment. It is never a good idea to just blanket treat something that you don't even know what it is. The cloudy eyes and faded color at it's best could be the lions shedding, just cause or to fight something off. If the water is pristine and the lion is fed well with nutritionally sound foods, his best bet is to let it ride. I would feed him live ghost shrimp, live mollies, and/or live guppies; to at least get him strong, for now. This is also considering he has been cleared by observation and/or treatment and observation of real or potential internal parasites. That sums it up, take it for what it is, and make an informed decision as to how to proceed.There was no sign of ick or velvet on those two, or any of my other fish, pretty sure it's not something like that.
So if I am understanding everything, pretty much every sort of meds will kill the lion eventually, so my absolute best bet is to get it eating and it should fight this off, whatever it may be?