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Old 03-28-2013, 12:31 AM   #1 
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Exclamation White dot on bettas eyes?

Well I recently moved both my bettas into a much bigger tank (10 gallons split down the middle with a divider) with a heater, a filter, and tons of plants for them to play in. My crowntail betta's previous bloat seems to have gone down a bit, and both bettas are much more active than they once were. However, my crowntail seems to have developed a new problem. I noticed tonight while feeding him that he has one cloudy white spot at the bottom of each of his eyes. They almost look like cataracts, but I'm worried he might have some sort of infection?

Housing
What size is your tank? 10 gallons split (5 a piece)
What temperature is your tank? Between 75-80 degrees
Does your tank have a filter? Yes
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Is your tank heated? Yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? A veil tail betta and an african dwarf frog

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Top Fin betta bits
How often do you feed your betta fish? Twice a day

Maintenance

How often do you perform a water change? I only bought the tank a week ago, so I have not yet done a water change.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Aquarium salt and water conditioner.

Symptoms and Treatment

How has your betta fish's appearance changed? A white, cloudy dot on the bottom of each eye.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? None
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Today
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No, I wanted to get people's opinions on here first.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Yes, he's still currently getting over a bloat problem. Or maybe he's just fat?
How old is your fish (approximately)?Not sure, but I've had him for about a year.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:14 AM   #2 
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If the tank is only a week old you need to do a water change of probably 50% because it will have a build up of ammonia by now. If you don't have a liquid water test kit I suggest getting one so you can test the water daily while you're doing a fish IN cycle. You may need to do daily water changes to keep the water safe for your fish. As for the cloudiness or white in the eyes, can you post a pic?
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:11 AM   #3 
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Sorry about the bad photo quality. All i have is the camera on my phone.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:48 AM   #4 
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I'd do a big 50% water change because of the ammonia. Also, Top Fin is bad quality fish food. Buy New Life Spectrum
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