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Old 10-19-2012, 07:19 AM   #1 
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Dot on each eye , female betta

Hi

This my first post in this forum after returning to betta owning after many years break.

I have a female that I rescued from a pet shop after they put her in with a male and she was attacked so bad she had nearly no fins left!

She has been in a quarantine tank for over a week now with aquarium salt and 100% water changes each day as the tank has no filter. Her fins have been growing back very well and she is eating pellets and frozen bloodworm.

Yesterday I noticed that she has a white dot on each eye completely in the centre covering some of the pupil. They are small and she seems to be able to move around ok.

Anyone have any ideas what this is? Is it just more damage from her fight?

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Old 10-19-2012, 07:41 AM   #2 
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pics? Could be coloration, could be cataracts, can you fill out the sticky at the top of the diseases and emergencies section?
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:41 AM   #3 
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:56 AM   #4 
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pics? Could be coloration, could be cataracts, can you fill out the sticky at the top of the diseases and emergencies section?
Right here goes:

Tank size one gallon (quarantine since I have had her, 10 days)
Heated at 76
No filter

Fed hikari pellets and frozen bloodworm each day.

100% water change each day, 1 tspn of aquarium salt
Treated with tetra aqua safe

I'm guessing ammonia, nitrite and nitrate around 0 due to water changed each day, 100%

Ph 7.5 in a soft water area.

She is eating very well, really active around tank. No other marks on her, good colour and fins growing back well.

Aquarium salt has been used since I got her to try and prevent infection from her fight.

I only noticed her eyes had marks yesterday and I have been checking her each day so I think it is recent.

I haven't done any treatment yet just kept up with the salt.

She is called Siri.

I will try and get some pics up later this evening,.

Many thanks for your help.

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Old 10-19-2012, 05:52 PM   #5 
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NEVEr use aq salt for more than a week or 2 at absolute most. How much salt are you using?
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How much salt are you using? It is not good to use more than 10 days
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #7 
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100% water change each day, 1 tspn of aquarium salt
Treated with tetra aqua safe
1 tsp/gallon is a good dosage, but as Pog suggests, you may want to switch to clean water. Salt helps but doesn't need to be long term and, after a week, you probably don't need it. Clean water will help heal.

My first guess when I read about the spots is that perhaps your fish is going blind.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:57 PM   #8 
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I thought that, but she didn't says he was acting strange, and right in the middle? Could even be glare... but we have no idea. That's what is hard about the forum. Do you know how to treat cataracts?
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:19 AM   #9 
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Hi

Thanks for your help. I have removed salt down to half a teaspoon per gallon yesterday and will take it out completely today as her find are growing back well.

I forgot to mention that I have an Indian almond leaf floating in there too.

I will change water today to remove salt.

I don't know how to treat cataracts?

Thanks

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Old 10-20-2012, 06:14 AM   #10 
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Go to this thread, and scroll down to the large pictures of the red betta on the first page.
Do her eyes look like that?
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=112445

I dont believe you can cure catarcts. Its something that comes with age sometimes.
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