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Old 07-07-2010, 10:54 AM   #1 
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Pop-Eye King Betta Suicide Watch..

I woke up Sunday morning went to feed my Betta and thats when i noticed his eyes bulging. I immediately researched the topic, and changed his water.

I think i aggravated him in the transition process, because once i put him back in, he started going nuts. Swimming in circles around the bowl very fast, doing barrel rolls, just looking very uncomfortable.

As the days progressed, he stopped eating, and merely floats on the top of the bowl, looking dead. Now he is not dead. I feel he is either one fin out the door, or conserving his energy for an amazing recovery. Today, i checked on him this morning, at about 8 am. He was just resting on top of his bowl again. I checked back at 11, he was not in the bowl. I thought someone must have flushed him prematurely, but thats when i noticed a blue fish lying behind the bowl.
I thought he must have breached in order to finally put himself out of misery, when i went to go scoop him to toss him, he jumped a bit, still alive, i put him back in his bowl. He started swimming like a new fish, tried jumping out again, so i covered the bowl. now he is breaching himself on the plastic flower in the bowl, with his head kinda out of the water...

Im going to give him some pea's tonight, he has fasted for 3 days now. Hopefully he will even try to eat them. Otherwise im kinda at a loss of what to do for this fish. Im not about to take a $10 fish to the vet and buy medication for it, but i do want to make him as comfortable as possible in the time remaining....

Any Help is appreciated!
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:01 AM   #2 
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Lol... just went to check on him... he was in the plastic flower with his entire head out of water. wasnt breathing, looked dead. i shook the flower, no moving. when i went to get the scooper and poked him he finally fell out of flower and swam a bit before floating back to the top.

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Old 07-07-2010, 11:04 AM   #3 
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If you are on city water supply did you use a dechlorinator, what is the water temp, check your heater for cracks as a stray volt can cause that, too warm of water and chlorine, chlorimine can also cause this or something is in the water-like lotion, purfume, cleaning products etc from your hands or air
I would start by making some water changes he wants out because something is wrong with the environment/water
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Water is room temp like 70 degrees, i add the dechlorinated drops after every cleaning.

I have had this fish since mothers day, changing the water once a week doing the same routine, he has never acted like this until he got the pop-eye.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:11 AM   #5 
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How big is the bowl?
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:15 AM   #6 
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honestly i dont know the gallons or anything, cant be more then 1. Its just basically a large goldfish bowl.

Just to be clear, this is my second betta fish, the first one i had for 4 years in the same bowl, same food, same everything, and that fish lasted forever, and never got sick.
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The water is too cold (78-80F) and I would do another water change to rule out water issues.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:27 AM   #8 
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changed the water again, ill keep updated with the latest as it happens :(
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:31 PM   #9 
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Dead :(
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:11 PM   #10 
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How did he die?
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