Basically I found this guy on Aquabid, he was exactly what a friend of mine was looking for so I essentially brokered the transaction as she was afraid of losing him and did not already have an account set up. So she bought him and he was not the color she wanted, I think that is the point that she lost interest. Well I came into work after a very trying weekend and was presented with this little guy, with what I initially thought was a case of dropsy. His belly is not so bloated and some yellow came back to his belly vs the scary gray and he has not pine coned. So I am thinking its Popeye. Now he is doing a bit better, the swelling has come down and his eye has come down a bit. But now he is scratching up against EVERYTHING and has a new fuzzy coat. What I am unsure of is if I should stop the ES for his popeye and start with AQ Salt for the fungal infection, or keep up until the popeye goes away. Any advice? I have included a terrible picture.
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What size is your tank? Was in a 1g with no heat. Now in a 1g hospital tank
What temperature is your tank? 82-86
Does your tank have a filter? Not filtered
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? None
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Pellets and Blood worms
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2-3 pellets in the morning and at night and some blood worms (2-3) before bed
How often do you perform a water change? Right now every day. He never had his water changed (aprox 2 months)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? Now 100%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Conditioner and Epsom Salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters? Not tested yet, I need a test kit getting a master kit this weekend But sence I changed the water everyday I would assume 0's across
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Left eye is swollen, looks like a bobble over his eye
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Scratching against substrate and plant. He was never really active most likely because he was so board, there was nothing in his tank, just substrate.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Tuesday Afternoon
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Yes, daily water changes, higher temps, ES 1.5 tsp per gallon
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No
How old is your fish (approximately)? I am not sure I would say 10 months to a year
NOTE: I feel terrible for basically putting him in this situation, please don't flame me for it. I am responsible for his condition and it hurts that I played a part in his suffering. I can guarantee he will never be in that situation again.