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Old 07-26-2012, 12:56 PM   #11 
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ugh, Kinda confused but I will put her into a seperate bowl and keep the water clean and start with that. I can still use a little aq. salt right?
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I also tend to start out with a good dose of salt and lots of clean water and good food before resorting to stronger meds. However, from what I have read, salt cannot be used in high enough concentrations with fresh water fish to kill the bacteria on a scale which would resolve popeye, but it will help her breathe. Just dont use it longer than ten days, and watch the concentration; salt does not deactivate or evaporate, so only add it with fresh water to avoid it building up too much. But, popeye can be treated. http://www.bettatalk.com/betta_diseases.htm (scroll down to the popeye section, but this is a great site for reference on betta disease in general). Good luck, I hope Lily recovers soon!

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Old 07-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #13 
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Thanks ChardFish. that helps.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:09 PM   #14 
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I hope so! How distressing to see your fish like that! :( Good luck with her!
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:40 PM   #15 
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i wouldnt use aq salt to treat popeye, it might just irritate her, clean water, then medicated water as sooon as you can get it

edit: sorry i keep confusing you :/ the aq salt wont heal her, put her in it for a day just to "rinse everything off" and then put her in fresh water again until you get the medication. epsom salt will treat popeye, but it wont get rid of whatever caused it in the first place, popeye is a symptom, not a disease itself

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Old 07-26-2012, 04:03 PM   #16 
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Well said, thank you cj for the clarification! :)
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #17 
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Ok, got it. We have her in a bowl with clean water that will be changed every day. Her eye seems to have gone down but starting meds anyway.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #18 
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follow the directions on the package, i think it says to treat for 10 days, regardless if her eye goes back to normal within the first 2 or three, continue with the 10 day treatment just to make sure all the yuckies are out of her system. best of luck to you! keep us updated :)
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Glad to hear she is doing better! Keep us posted, poor little lady.
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