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Old 02-15-2009, 08:02 PM   #1 
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Question Confused on "POPEYE" Betta treatment

Hello again, this is really hard for me to determine, but I think Jeti may have Popeye. It's really hard to see, but his eyes (both) look a little buggy. He's a deep blood red color with a black head/body, so his eyes are really hard to see. I tried using a small flash light, but he made that very obvious he didn't like it. I went to my local fish store and purchased Maracyn-Two, however, this is what I was told: put Jeti in a large bowl of water mixed with the medicine for 5-10 minutes. Do this for 5 days. I have a 2.5 gal and was told adding the medicine to this size will stress him out. AND another thing, the medicine package reads 1 pkg per 10 gal. HOW do I measure the right amount for a "large" fish bowl? ONE more thing, what happens if Jeti doesn’t have Popeye and I treat him? Will it do any damage? I've been researching for pictures of this disease, but most that I have seen are in pretty bad shape. Jeti's just looks buggy and no change in color, but this could be the beginning and I would like to avoid it from getting worst. I'm waiting for some replies before I start anything. THANKS!
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:12 PM   #2 
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you wont hurt him by treating him but you might harm any biological filtration you have going on. can you give us some pictures of the fish?
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:20 PM   #3 
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I used the same thing for Surimi to treat fin rot, it won't hurt him to try it
What i did was just in his 2 gallon bowl ( i didn't see anything about 5-10 minute) i shook out the entire packet of meds then devided it into 5 groups (you will only need 4 {2 1/2 X 4 = 10)
then disenegrated it in some warm water, and added it to his tank
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The pictures I take come out to blurry. I'm going to try again, this time not getting too close to the tank. There are no live plants or other fish with him. Should I treat him in a separate bowl or his tank?
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:49 PM   #5 
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Thanks, I'm so bad with calculations. Just making sure I understand...when you say I need 4, is that 4 groups out of the 5 groups that I separate? It was a owner of a private fish shop that told me about the 5-10 min bath and to not put the meds into his tank.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:04 PM   #6 
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I found this from Healthy Betta medications made easy. It says for one gallon dosage, for one round,, dissolve one tablet into 10 teaspoons of water.For the first day, add 2 teaspoons of concentrated mixture per one gallon of water.For days 2 -5, add one teaspoon of the concentrate per one gallon of water. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:07 PM   #7 
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So do I treat him in a bowl for 5-10 minuets for 5 days or his tank? I'm taking more pictures and hope that one will turn out enough to show. Thanks
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:32 PM   #8 
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Treat him in a one gallon container.Put 2 teaspoons of the concentrate in one gallon of water and leave him in it all day.Don't change the water. Days 2 -5 add one teaspoon per one gallon of water. You put the medicine in every day. You don't change the water until the 5 days is over. You can look up HealthyBetta.com and look under Medications made easy.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:25 PM   #9 
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WoW...love the site you recommended. I'm going to start him on the meds today. I just noticed a tiny white spot on the top of his head. I hope switching him from his tank to another for 5 days won't make matters worst. Wish me luck and THANKS.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:29 PM   #10 
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I think he'll be ok if you move him. Hopefully the meds will help the white spot on his head, too. I'm glad you found the site helpful. :) Good luck with your fish.
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