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Old 12-02-2008, 05:32 PM   #1 
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something wrong with my betta

Hi everyone.

my betta has a swollen eye since 2 days i am really very worried is something wrong with him. i have the picture in my laptop but dont know how to upload it ... please help me with my betta fish...


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Old 12-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #2 
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I am sad for your betta so i did some research (1 hour).this is what i found

from the site: bettatalk.com/betta_diseases.htm

popeye is usually not fatal and Mr. Betta will often fully recover. On occasion he may lose an eye. But if you catch it right away, he should be fine. Immediately do a full water change. Keep his water very clean, changing it every third day. After putting him in clean water, add the antibiotic Ampicillin to his water. It has become difficult to find on the market and can be costly, but if you can find a 12 capsule quantity, it will be well worth the $10 to $12 investment. This medication usually comes in capsules. A full capsule usually treats 10 gal of water. So for a 1/2 gallon of water, open the capsule and take the right proportion of powder and sprinkle on jar water. You may steer gently with a disposable plastic spoon. This is a white powder and will not affect the color of the water. Do not overmedicate! Once Betta’s eyes are back to normal, keep treating for one more week (just to be sure) and then stop the medication. And keep his water clean from now on.
I hope your beta does well.

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Old 12-02-2008, 06:28 PM   #3 
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Just to add, any medication that says it treats popeye should work fine. Because it can be caused by many things, I would get a broad spectrum antibiotic that treats both gram negative and positive bacterial infections as well as fungal infections.

How did this happen? Is he showing any other symptoms?
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:01 PM   #4 
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he eats well and swims fine and breaths well too only one eye is swollen so i am very worried
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:18 PM   #5 
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thank u aquadude and kim i appreciate your help
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:32 PM   #6 
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if you need any more information i come on here every day.let me know.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:33 PM   #7 
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hi aqua dude i did the water change yesterday and i feel the swelling is reduced i hope he will be perfectly fine
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:17 PM   #8 
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Good luck! Feel free to ask questions anytime :) I hope you're little guy is back to normal soon.
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Old 12-04-2008, 02:05 AM   #9 
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hi i think my fishy has lost eyes sight on the swollen eye. if i drop the food towards the swollen it doesnt move but if i do it on the other side it eats the food is there anything i can do to restore his eyesight
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:18 AM   #10 
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I would say it is the eye starting to disconnect but you may be able to save it.:)
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