Originally Posted by Agent13
So I should do aquarium salt along with the Maracyn 2? Or is that if I resort to tetracycline? ( I feel retarded.. I can outsmart my exotic vet when it comes to reptiles but I feel lost with this stuff haha)
I'd start off with the maracyn and maracyn 2 treatment for 5-7 days, adding the aquarium salt is optional and I'm sure you'll get another betta lover to give more options before you try the tetracycline treatment (if it comes down to that.) The most hardest thing about pop eye is knowing what caused it. It could be fungal or it could be bacterial. There is so many ways to treat it and in the end you wouldn't want to overdose the poor little guy. There's a website that specifies on certain problems betta's have that suggests something entirely different;
And in the end what will help is feedback on these certain medications and what works best from personal experiences.
You're not retarded! You're worrying for a poor fish so stress comes into play. I'm probably making it worse by offering so many treatments for his eye, the only time my fish got pop eye was when I treated it with melafix but now everyone here shuns every medication ending with 'fix' for the fear it coats their breathing organ. I'm sure he'll be okay and you'll choose the right thing to do by him. He's still eating, right?