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Old 08-21-2011, 01:13 PM   #1 
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Popeye?

I woke up today and my Betta's eyes seem a little swollen...but Im not totally sure. Looking at him from the top down, you can not see the ring of white but when he looks around you can barely see the edge. Is this normal?
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:28 PM   #2 
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Pictures would help out greatly, also fill this out so others can get an idea of how to help further :)

Housing
What size is your tank?
What temperature is your tank?
Does your tank have a filter?
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration?
Is your tank heated?
What tank mates does your betta fish live with?

Food
What type of food do you feed your betta fish?
How often do you feed your betta fish?

Maintenance
How often do you perform a water change?
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change?
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change?

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

Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
pH:
Hardness:
Alkalinity:

Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed?
How has your betta fish's behavior changed?
When did you start noticing the symptoms?
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how?
Does your fish have any history of being ill?
How old is your fish (approximately)?

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Popeye
•Symptoms: One or both eyes will swell and bulge out. It in itself can also be a symptom of Dropsy.
•Treatment: Usually not fatal if treated, but your betta might lose an eye. Conservative: If the swelling is extreme then use ES first. Perform 100% daily water changes. You may be able to treat the popeye with just Epsom and clean water. However, if the swelling goes down but the eyes remain cloudy/white, then switch to Aq.Salt at 1tsp/gal or use medications. Do not combine Aq.Salt with medications but you can continue to use ES during medical treatments. Medication: If ES or Aq.Salt do not do the trick or it is a serious case of popeye, then combine the ES with API Tetracycline, API Fungus Cure, API General Cure, API Triple Sulfa, OR Mardel’s Maracyn.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:47 PM   #3 
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I was going to fill that form out but I didnt feel it was neccesary because its not a problem per se. I was looking at some of the betta pictures and saw similiar eye size with no mention of popeye so I think hes fine :) Heres some pictures: Sorry for some of the quality, my camera wouldnt focus...
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:38 PM   #4 
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Is he an HM? I've noticed that HMs tend to have slightly "poppier" eyes than other betta types. I have no idea why, though.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:55 PM   #5 
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Yes he is actually! haha well since hes my first I cannot second that
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #6 
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I have an HM and his eyes always look a lot buggier than my other fish. And in a few other pics of healthy HMs that I've seen, the eyes are the same. I don't know why they're like that. I guess it's a genetics thing. I'm glad there's nothing wrong with your guy.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:41 PM   #7 
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no hes fine

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:42 PM   #8 
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thats popeye round one then healed then round two with a fungus on his head *rip dastan*
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:46 PM   #9 
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Wow, Abby, that looks bad. Poor guy.
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