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Old 11-20-2009, 03:53 PM   #1 
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My bettas right eye looks like it's bigger than it's left eye not as in bigger circle for eye but it stand out way more and has a white outline color around it
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:00 PM   #2 
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Photographs would be helpful if possible.
What size tank is he in?
How often and of what percentage water changes do you preform?
What is the ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite levels?
How long have you had him?
Are there any other inhabitants?
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:03 PM   #3 
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It sounds like popeye. I'm not exactly sure how to go about treating it, but you can find meds at your local pet store for that. Good luck!
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:03 PM   #4 
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Photographs would be helpful if possible.
What size tank is he in?
How often and of what percentage water changes do you preform?
What is the ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite levels?
How long have you had him?
Are there any other inhabitants?
Not sure
every half a week and full change
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about 2 months
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:10 PM   #5 
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Again, photographs would be helpful as well as the params.
Is the tank less than one gallon?
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:14 PM   #6 
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Can't upload pics and it's more than a gallon but only slightly bigger than a gallon I think
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:19 PM   #7 
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Thanks for getting stats charlie.

Yeah it sounds like popeye. Simply giving him medicine won't work if you are not maintaining the tank properly or have a tank that's too small and too cold. So when you medicate him you are also going to have to correct his living conditions.

Do you have a heater and can you at least get a picture of the tank with a 5/10/20 dollar bill in front of it for scale?
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:23 PM   #8 
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Stats are the beginning of diagnosis that leads to proper treatment.
And Kelly is right.
A 2 gallon bowl would be ideal because you can't put a heater in anything smaller.
Or you could purchase a rubbermaid bin that is larger and treat him in that.
It does sound like popeye.
An API Liquid Master Test Kit (NOT STRIPS!) would be helpful as well.
It will help read the params.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:29 PM   #9 
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I am in florida so it is always warm and the water is always the right temerature so I don need a heater
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:32 PM   #10 
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I live in Florida, too and it's been cold. Stick your finger in his water. Is it cold, room temperature, or warm?
Although I live in Florida and it is 'always warm' I know I always have the air streaming and it's nice and cool with Winter coming up. I have a heating lamp over my Betta's tank. A heater is almost always a nessecity no matter where you live and a larger tank would prove benificial for your fish's health.
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