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Old 09-29-2009, 10:55 PM   #1 
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Cloudy Eye?

I was just looking in on my dear betta and something struck me. One of his eyes is sort of clouded over... like a cateract or something. The other one is dark and amber. He's still very active, looks healthy to me. Been eating and all.

He lives in a filtered and heated five gallon tank with plenty of plants and a little cave.

Is a cloudy eye a sign of something wrong?... or does it mean that he might have traumatized it somehow? I don't think it's age. I've only had him for about two months now.
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:06 AM   #2 
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It could be age.....I got Caesar in the beginning of July, but I can tell he's much older than I though him to be after seeing other bettas, and especially by comparing him to my others. His fins are very long and he's just big in general.

But it could also be the start of popeye.
I would try salt baths and start medicating him.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:25 AM   #3 
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Oh dear. What medication does one use for popeye?
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:24 AM   #4 
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Well, just glancing in on him this morning it looked like the cloudiness in his one eye had gone away. I couldn't turn on the full light though because I was trying not to disturb my roommate.

I think maybe it was just that he traumatized it a little bit because I was rearranging his tank and he sort of freaked out a few times while I was doing that.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:03 AM   #5 
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Just keep an eye on him, he could have had slight swelling and it went away. I would watch his eyes, take note of their size, if they appear to be protruding moreso than usual I would treat him.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:22 AM   #6 
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Maracyn 1 and Maracyn 2 will treat popeye.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:22 PM   #7 
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I agree with Jamie, just watch him for now....
and the meds DQ mentioned are good :3
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:12 PM   #8 
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Unfortunately I think it was wishful thinking this morning.

He's still got the cloudiness... but his eyes dont seem to be protruding at all. Still active and more than happy to eat his food.

Is the Maracyn stuff available at your average Petco?
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:17 PM   #9 
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Yes, Petco, Petsmart and maybe Walmart should have it.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:55 PM   #10 
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So should I just keep an eye on it until I see more signs that it's popeye, or should I try to be more proactive about it?
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