Originally Posted by Oldfishlady
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And yes, this should also help popeye-I just used this treatment on a female with bilateral popeye successfully-after 3 days I did have to increase the Epsom salt to 2tsp/gal and she made a complete recovery after 8 days-went home on day 9 and was spawned on day 12 and continues to do well.
His eyes look ok now. It's kinda hard to tell looking through the cup and tank vs. from the top view. I did a water change tonight on his qt cup, I know you said 24 hours but this morning was an emergency and I want to get him on a schedule I can keep. I will be withhoolding food for 3 days like you instructed me before. When I took his qt cup out of his tank, so the new qt cup and new water could acclimate to to tank, he seemed to really perk up after about 10 minutes. He still would go on his side but when he righted himself he was more active and stayed righted for several minutes instead of just a few seconds. Now that his cup has acclimated, I out him in the new cup and then the new cup into the tank and he has slowed back down again.
I don't think this is the cause but how do bettas act when they are too warm? My tank says 76 degrees (on a stick on the outside strip, my pet store is out of the other kind). I have another tank that has the strip and then a little "weather" thermometer in the actual water. There is about a 3-4 degree difference, with the weather them. being higher. I am figuring the water temp at the avg. between the 2.
I am sorry for so many questions. I am starting to feel like I should not own fish.