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Old 07-23-2010, 09:05 PM   #1 
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i think my betta has popeye

i think my betta has popeye. his eyes are slightly swollen and reddish instead of the blue they usually are. what is the best way to treat popeye? ill get photos as soon as i can.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:11 PM   #2 
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The best way IMO is to buy some meds for him.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:36 PM   #3 
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Pics would be very helpful. It could be harmful to medicate him if it's unnecessary. In the mean time do more frequent water changes and add aquarium salt.

Popeye it usually thick and cloudy looking, but i don't know if it turns red in the beginning stages? The cases I've seen have been very obvious and looked like this....


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Old 07-23-2010, 11:38 PM   #4 
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If it IS popeye the medication Ampicilin can be used. http://www.bettatalk.com/betta_diseases.htm That site shows how to treat it.
But make sure you know for sure what it is before you treat him or else you may risk harming a perfectly healthy fish.
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:40 PM   #5 
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Can you provide us some more information (and some pics)?

-How big is your tank?
-How often do you change the water?
-What are the water parameters (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate)?
-What, if any, additives do you put in the water?
-Has your betta had any illnesses in the past? If so, what?
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:02 AM   #6 
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hes in a 2 gallon tank. i do 2 100 percent changes a week i only use water conditioner and no illnesses i know.i don't know parameters i don't have the testing kit.
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:06 PM   #7 
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could you perhaps post a photo?
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:22 AM   #8 
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he ended up not having popeye. his eyes just changed color
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