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Old 09-09-2009, 08:26 PM   #1 
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Possible Pop eye?

Alright well i got this female crown tail today, and just now noticed that one of her eyes is slightly larger then her other. I of course immediately thought pop eye. my gf says im crazy and hes fine. Hes swimming around great not lethargic, at all, just exploring her new vase and seems very happy :) and extremely adorable. is it normal for a fish to have a slightly larger eye on one side? What are other determining signs of pop eye.... ive seen pics, seems like it gets pretty huge. Is there any quick treatment? maybe i should try. ?
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:54 PM   #2 
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I think it could just be a slightly larger eye.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:56 PM   #3 
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If the eye gets bigger here's a link http://www.bettatalk.com/betta_diseases.htm popeye is about half way down. Do you have a pict. you could post? (sorry about the broken post I bumped the send button)
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:10 PM   #4 
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Ya i read that already before i posted. I really hope she just has a big eye, shes so adorable! and so happy looking! She did have quite a dirty cup when i got her though so it wouldnt suprise me. I didnt even know what half the stuff was decaying at the bottom of it... Its crazy how still she can be unlike my other female who is ALWAYS moving. Peach will just sit there mid bowl completely still like shes trying to be camouflaged lol. So cute. any way. Ill keep you updated, it said within 2-7 days... so time will tell.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:58 PM   #5 
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If she was in a filthy cup it's possible but if it stays about the same size it should be okay.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:14 PM   #6 
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Do you think clean water will fix it/help it alot? Cuz i donno how i could get my hands on some ampicilin, i dont have 25-30 bux to order it online and i dont think ive ever seen it at any LFS's or pet stores.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:18 PM   #7 
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Clean water will definitely help.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:20 PM   #8 
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Clean water will definitely help.
I would clean the water daily it the fish can handle it and if it dosen't go down in a week or two it might just be a big eye. If you have a picture that might help.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:21 PM   #9 
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of course clean water will help

even if it doesnt help you need to keep the water clean anyway.

Please keep the water clean and put water ager in it.

You get it from the supermarket for about 5 dollars
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:36 PM   #10 
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I used Maracyn 2 ( not sure how you spell it) and it worked great when my betta Cosmo got popeye. It was only like $8 and I think most pet stores have it.
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