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Old 01-13-2013, 09:49 AM   #91 
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Kanaplex should have taken care of a fungal infection. Cloudy eye is either a bacterial infection or parasite infection but we've not seen any signs of parasites right? And for some reason I remember back a ways that was already attempted.. Haven't you used a prazipro bath already? for how long?

You need to be really careful about pumping drug after drug after drug into him. There's only so much his body will be able to take. I do expect Triple Sulfa to take care of this. The only other thing I can think of that could work at this point would be Furan 2 but I just can't imagine that working in a case were Kanaplex and Triple Sulfa wouldn't. That would be an oddly resistant strain, which I guess is possible but so unlikely.

How often/how much water are you changing daily/weekly now? You're using a siphon/gravel vac right and not just skimming water off the top?

How is he acting other than the eye being cloudy? I'm not sure of the likelihood he could have just plain lost it permanently. It's all the right size yes? I can see looking back at the series of photos his eye has improved. What does it look like now?

What/how much are you feeding?
I change 50% of the water twice a week. Sometimes it's only once. I do have a gravel vac and do use that. I don't use it every time, I'd say I vac the gravel every other water change.

He spends about 80% of his time laying at the bottom of the tank.. he'll come up if he hears me upen the lid to feed him. He seems to be more active at night..as far as swimming around goes.
His eye is not popping out of head, but it's cloudy and almost looks like a bad cataract. It might be a tad larger than his healthy eye. It's about as bad as it was in the beginning now.

Before the eye issue he would swim around super fast and constantly.

I feed him4-5 NLS pellets every other day and frozen brine shrimp, not at the same time however.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #92 
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Well the feeding regiment would account for his slender body. I would feed 4-5 daily, except on days you feed the brine shrimp and one fast day a week. Only feeding every other day and so few at that will yield a slender betta like you're seeing.

He's still floating in tupperware? What size is it? I would expect you need to do much higher water changes.. Even a 2G while he's sick should be getting at minimum 50% changes every other day with one 100% a week. Depending on the size you may need to do 100% daily. If he's back in the 29G being treated just know all these meds have totally toasted the bb supply and the die off could have created an ammonia spike.. more than 50% weekly water change will now be needed so you should be monitoring/testing. Also some plants don't like meds so be careful.

Not sure what else to suggest :(
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:57 PM   #93 
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Well the feeding regiment would account for his slender body. I would feed 4-5 daily, except on days you feed the brine shrimp and one fast day a week. Only feeding every other day and so few at that will yield a slender betta like you're seeing.

He's still floating in tupperware? What size is it? I would expect you need to do much higher water changes.. Even a 2G while he's sick should be getting at minimum 50% changes every other day with one 100% a week. Depending on the size you may need to do 100% daily. If he's back in the 29G being treated just know all these meds have totally toasted the bb supply and the die off could have created an ammonia spike.. more than 50% weekly water change will now be needed so you should be monitoring/testing. Also some plants don't like meds so be careful.

Not sure what else to suggest :(

I have him in a medium KK with 4 liters of water (floating in the 29G), while treating I change 100% every day. I haven't put any antibiotics in his 5 gallon tank, because I don't want to destroy the cycle or harm the plants. I've been dropping food in there to keep the cycle going while he's out of his normal tank.

I will start to feed him more
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How's the eye doing, rmarkham? Hoping for some good news.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:16 AM   #95 
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How's the eye doing, rmarkham? Hoping for some good news.

Since taking him off all antibiotics, he hasn't gotten any better.. or worse. He still eats and swims around, just not as much as before this whole thing started. It looks like his eye has lost all function, and is in the process of falling off.

I had left him in the care of my boyfriend when I went away at the beginning of January, and since then he's had a bit of fin rot.. it also hasn't gotten any worse.. perhaps it will never improve.

It's a bummer, but at least he still swims about and eats.



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