What size is your tank? 1 gallon
What temperature is your tank? I've raised it to 82 degrees to help fin rot
Does your tank have a filter? yes, though it is currently without the carbon filter part due to the use of Melafix.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? The water falling from the filter is my form of aeration.
Is your tank heated? yes
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None, just some gravel and plastic plants.
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Aqueon Betta Food pellets, and sometimes Tetra freeze dried bloodworms or deshelled peas.
How often do you feed your betta fish? twice a day. Usually about 4-5 pellets each time (they're very small pellets).
How often do you perform a water change? about 3 times a week, I do a 30% every other day due to Philson's fin rot treatment.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? 30%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? It depends on the amount of water being changed. Usually, with the 30%, I add 4 drops of TetraAqua AquaSafe and two pinches of aquarium salt.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? His right eye has this white cloudyness on it. I can't tell if it is in or over his eye. There also appears to be a white clear very small pimple thing protruding from the center of his eye. The eye itself does not protrude and his left one is completely normal.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? Nope, he's still as active as ever, creating bubble nests all over his tank.
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Well, about 5 days ago I noticed a small portion of white on this eye, but this morning I saw that his whole eye was taken over by it. (I've only had him for about a week and a half).
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? Well, last Thursday (1-27-2011) I began treating him for fin rot with Melafix. This was before I noticed the white dot, though he could have had it before I bought him and I just didn't notice.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Just fin rot.
How old is your fish (approximately)? Meh... I don't know. I just got him from petsmart two weekends ago. He's probably not very old, because he can't swallow quite a few brands of pellets (which is why he has the tiny Aqueon food, I even have to tear the blood worms in two before he can eat them.)
Ok. So I've been doing some research, but it could be so many things. It could be Ich, or popeye (which I really don't think it is, as his eye hasn't grown in size), he could have a cataract or be blind in that eye. He also just could have nicked it on his heater or a plant or something. Could it be a reaction to the Melafix? I just don't really know what to do to help him, or if he even needs to be helped... HELP!