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Old 07-01-2011, 04:31 PM   #1 
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White spots on eyes

Housing: planted mini bow tank
What size is your tank? 2.5 gal
What temperature is your tank? 80F
Does your tank have a filter? yes
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? Beta
How often do you feed your betta fish? 2 or 3 pellets twice a day

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? 50%
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? water conditioner

Water Parameters:
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: don't have a nitrate test
pH: na
Hardness: na
Alkalinity: na

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? white spots on each eye
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? hasn't
When did you start noticing the symptoms? this morning
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? did a 50% water change
Does your fish have any history of being ill? no
How old is your fish (approximately)? I have had him for about 3 months

Hi. I did a quick look though the wonderful new stickies and didn't see exactly this situation. At this point, it doesn't seem to me that his eye are bulgy, but there is a white spot on each of them on the lower half. Diagnosis and treatment suggestions??? There are a lot of plants, but I can move him to a QT if necessary. Also, the heater in his tank is not adjustable, but I am in the process of testing the scale on an adjustable one and can use it if I should change the water temp for him.

Thank you for any help!

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Old 07-01-2011, 04:32 PM   #2 
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Can you post a picture? Maybe that will help us figure out what it is
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:55 PM   #3 
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Can you post a picture? Maybe that will help us figure out what it is
I tried, but it really doesn't show well--partially my camera/skills. Each of them looks like a perfect little dot.

Thus far, he is swimming around, eating, and acting perfectly normal.

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Old 07-01-2011, 04:57 PM   #4 
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So the dot is ON the eye, not below it or anything
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So the dot is ON the eye, not below it or anything
Yes, it's on the eye itself.

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Old 07-02-2011, 01:50 AM   #6 
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Is his eye kind of cloudy looking?
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:07 AM   #7 
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Is his eye kind of cloudy looking?
No, the rest of the eye is clear. I'll try again tomorrow to take a photo!

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Old 07-02-2011, 02:15 AM   #8 
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Hmm. If it's not cloudy then it's not, uh, cloudy eye disease. And it's not cataracts. Stupid question for me to ask but are you sure it's not a reflection? Sorry, yes, I know, stupid question but at this point I'll ask anything 'cause this is puzzling. Do the spots move as if they might be parasites? And are the spots flat on the eye surface or do they seem like they might stick out from the eyeball a little?
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:26 AM   #9 
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Pretty sure it's not a reflection--too constant, plus yes, I do think that they are a little raised. I think I'll go ahead and put him a QT tomorrow with some aquarium salt.

Thank you for trying to figure this out!

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Old 07-02-2011, 02:28 AM   #10 
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Yes, when in doubt, QT and salt are always a good idea. If it's some kind of parasite, the salt should make them fall off. I'll do a bit of research, not sure if they can get ich on their eyeballs. Also, what is your tank's pH?

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