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Old 10-22-2012, 04:06 PM   #1 
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Pop Eye???

I am a college student and I have a pet Betta names Lil Sano. I had to leave over fall break because of tour with symphonic band. I had to leave Lil Sano at a friends house. They cleaned his bowl, but did not follow my feeding instructions because he is now bloated bad enough that his scales were beginning to pine cone. I also noticed the little breathing thing on his face is swollen. Could that be the start of Pop eye? I will try to post pics in a bit. Thank you for your help.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:35 PM   #2 
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:48 PM   #3 
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Okay. The breathy thingy on his face is swollen and looking a bit red. It is about 2x the size of the other one.The swelling seems to be pushing against his eye. He doesn't seem lethargic or anything. His belly and scales have gone down in the past 2 hours. The scales are normal, but his belly is still bloated so I am not feeding him. No decor has changed in his bowl. The chemicals used to condition his water have not changed nor has the amount that is normally used. Maybe it is a bacteria because the little girl in the family that I left him to licked to stick her fingers in the water?
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:57 PM   #4 
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He is also paler than normal.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:27 PM   #5 
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How big is the tank? http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=49160
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:37 PM   #6 
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1 gallon
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:05 PM   #7 
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Look at the link too small oh would need a 50 percent every other day.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:17 PM   #8 
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I realize it is too small, but I am a college student with a major that requires a ton of money. I am doing the very best for him that I can right now. It is better than the half gallon bowl his previous owner kept him in. she also changed his water only 1x a week, kept him in the dark with no heater or decor. She only feed him 1x a week so he was severely malnurished. He had a fungus growing on his face, fin rot, something that seemed like velvet but wasn't, ick, and was depressed. He was gray as gray can be. Now, 5.5 months later he is obviously a blue veiltale. :) Trust me, I am doing everything I can for him.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:18 PM   #9 
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and thank you for the link! :D
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:37 PM   #10 
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Do you think maybe they didn't put water treatment in his water when they changed it? Overfeeding usually won't cause difficult breathing, but untreated water will.
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