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Old 03-29-2010, 08:18 PM   #1 
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Pop-eye

My poor betta Princess Peach (yes he's a male) got pop-eye when I left him in the care of a friend. I've bought a small tank from Wal-Mart with a filter left the carbon out and am putting a small bit of the fungus dissolving medication in. Is that enough. I feel really terrible that he had to suffer cause I made a really poor choice in character.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:33 PM   #2 
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Does the medication say that it does treat pop eye? Sorry, I'm terrible with knowing if a disease is a fungus or not.

I also don't use medications often, but stay strict to the instructions on the medications.

If it allows you to, do water changes as often as you can. IMO, whenever a betta looks sick,the first way to go is: Water changes daily, and appropriate amount of aquarium salt.

Sorry if this didn't help too much.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:10 AM   #3 
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popeye is caused by two things, bad maintenance and I think it's bacteria behind the eye, medication does help and from what I have found out, water changes will usually do the trick as well.

Like if you do just full water changes then it could heal on it's own, medicine I believe will help the process, but like he said above stay strict on the medicating and water changes.
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Well he's still very active its just his eye is all clouded over now but I think the filter is helping Im gonna have it the water changed Saturday I dont want to stress him he hates being moved.

And yes the medication listed pop eye .
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:12 PM   #5 
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then thats the medication to use for pop eye, I think I got lucky and mine didn't cloud over, he just looked funny...poor guy.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:40 PM   #6 
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His eye is popped all the way I think, but he doesn't even seem to notice he's swimming around like nothings wrong
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:03 PM   #7 
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(BTW, I'm a girl, but no harm haha).

I think pop-eye is one of those things that doesn't affect their over all health. But it should definitely be treated or taken care of real, real well. Have you started medicating?
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Yes I have and its still clouded over I really hope he doesnt loose his eye I feel terrible about it.
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