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Old 06-22-2011, 11:38 AM   #1 
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Eye turning gray? Blind?

Housing
What size is your tank? 1.5 gallon.
What temperature is your tank? 80-82 degrees.
Does your tank have a filter? No.
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No.
Is your tank heated? Yes.
What tank mates does your betta fish live with? None.

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Top Fin Color Enhancing Betta Bits.
How often do you feed your betta fish? 3 pellets each morning. Blood worms every once in awhile. Fasting day each week.

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change? Twice a week.
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? One 50% and one 100% a week.
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? Top Fin Betta Water Conditioner.

Water Parameters:No.
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: N/A
Nitrite: N/A
Nitrate: N/A
pH: N/A
Hardness: N/A
Alkalinity: N/A

Symptoms and Treatment- His left eye has a cloudy gray dot on the pupil, almost the size of the whole pupil. His right eye has a smaller one. Nothing protrudes out of the eye.
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? Just the cloudy circles on his pupils.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? I've noticed that it takes him longer to eat. He'll try to lunge for the pellet, miss, and try again. Some times I have to put my finger in the water so he'll know where it is. :(
When did you start noticing the symptoms? Having trouble eating- about 4 days ago. Cloudy eyes- this morning.
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? No.
Does your fish have any history of being ill? No.
How old is your fish (approximately)? About 8 months (not including how long he was in the pet store)

Is he going blind? If so what should I do to make him feel comfortable??
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:11 PM   #2 
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Could you post a picture of it?
Could it be popeye?
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:25 PM   #3 
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It could be pop eye or a cataract... A picture would help determine this. If he's blind it would help to keep his tank uncluttered and to not move things around too much. So he doesn't bump into things. Otherwise blind bettas cope pretty well once they know their surroundings :)
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:50 PM   #4 
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I'll try to get a good picture. His eyes are protruding, they're just gray/cloudy over the pupil. :(
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:54 PM   #5 
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Sounds like you have a case of popeye..
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:57 PM   #6 
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I meant they AREN'T protruding! Trying to take a picture now.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:58 PM   #7 
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OH I see, lol.
Pictures are always good. Thanks
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:06 PM   #8 
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Sounds like eye cloud/popeye. The eye does not have to be protruded to be popeye. Since it is not swollen you can use Aquarium Salt at 1tsp/gal with daily 50-100% water changes. Don't use Aquarium Salt for more than 10 days. If that does not do the job then you can move on to an anti-bacterial medication. You are going to want to start treating soon to prevent scaring/blindness.

I have also had luck getting rid of the clouding with Epsom Salt, however, the cloudiness always comes right back once I stop treatment. I believe that is because Epsom salt does not fight infections so they come right back. You can combine Epsom Salt with a mid anti bacterial like API Tetracycline or Jungle's Fungus Eliminator.

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Old 06-22-2011, 01:12 PM   #9 
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These are the best pics I could get. :/ I hope they help!
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:22 PM   #10 
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Ok, definitely popeye. You can see the beginnings of swelling as well (the white ring). I'd go with the Epsom Salt, mild medication route personally. Aquarium Salt can increase swelling, which could end with him losing an eye.
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