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Old 04-09-2013, 12:39 AM   #1 
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Popeye? Or strange growth?

Hey everyone! I'm brand new here and could really use some help! So I recently bought a male dumbo betta from Petco and noticed that there's something strange going on with his right eye. It had looked to be protruding. I looked up all sorts of betta diseases and immediately assumed it was popeye. So I went out and bought a pack of Maracyn Two. Before I started treating him, I took a second to closer examine his eye and found that the eye wasn't protruding from the socket, but it was more like something was growing on it. A white, pimple like bump. Over the last couple weeks I've noticed the bump has gotten somewhat larger. But he seems completely oblivious to it. He eats like a pig, is very active, his colors are vibrant, and his vision doesn't seem to be affected in the least, nor his swimming. Nonetheless, I am worried. Any type of advice would be greatly appreciated! :)
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:42 AM   #2 
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Hmm, could you post a picture of the little guy? Best we see it to give you proper advice.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:26 AM   #3 
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Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

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How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
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Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:57 PM   #4 
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my vt had a similar thing going for him for 2 months, it didnt do much to stop him when it was smaller. when it got as big as his eye and blocked the line of sight. he passed within 16hours after troubles of swimming and laying on his side on the bottom of the tank.

i hope yours has something less serious and treatable.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:19 PM   #5 
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i personaly cant help if i cant see the fish ot at least a picture of it
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #6 
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As far as a picture, I can't upload one yet. Hopefully soon.

The tank is a 2.5 gallon
I try to keep it between 70-80 degrees
It does not have a filter
It doesn't have an airstone
The tank is heated
He lives with an African Dwarf Frog

I feed him Hikari Bio-Gold and dried bloodworms
I feed him about 6 pellets every other day with occasional worms

I change his water 50% every other day and a full change bout twice a week
I add in Nutrafin water conditioner, Kent water conditioner, and a 6.5 pH balancer

As far as symptoms, there really aren't any. Yesterday I put him in a 1/2 gallon hospital tank and started treating him with the Maracyn Two. I'm trying to keep the tank at about 80
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:26 PM   #7 
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my vt had a similar thing going for him for 2 months, it didnt do much to stop him when it was smaller. when it got as big as his eye and blocked the line of sight. he passed within 16hours after troubles of swimming and laying on his side on the bottom of the tank.

i hope yours has something less serious and treatable.
I'm sorry to hear about your VT . . . I'm really hoping mine doesn't have something that serious
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:00 PM   #8 
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Okay! Got ahold of a computer! Here is a pic of Sanji and his affected eye

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:02 PM   #9 
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I'm sorry to hear about your VT . . . I'm really hoping mine doesn't have something that serious
thanks, though it wasnt much of a surprise. i knew there was little i could do when i noticed it 2 months back. such growths do have fatal consequnces down the line.
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