Hi there guys! I just brought home a gorgiouls copper PK named Mercury. I noticed at the store that he had a mild case of Popeye, but I still decided to take him home anyway, as he was quite the cute little fish.
I've never actually treated popeye before. I read that 2 tsp/gal AQ Salt should clear it up, and so I'm slowly alcimating him to the AQ Salt. Just wanted to make sure I get this right, and also that I know what I need if I find that the AQ salt doesn't help. Also wondering, how long does popeye normally take to treat?
What size is your tank? 2.5 gallons
What temperature is your tank? 76 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
What type of food do you feed your betta fish? Frozen Bloodworms, pellets
How often do you feed your betta fish? 1-2 times a day
How often do you perform a water change? 1 50% every three days followed by 1 100% every other three days. (So 50% then 100% then 50% ect)
What percentage of the water do you change when you perform a water change? See above
What type of additives do you add to the water when you perform a water change? For this guy, prime, nutrafin betta water condition with IAL extract, and AQ Salt
Have you tested your water? If so, what are the following parameters?
Symptoms and Treatment
How has your betta fish's appearance changed? N/A / On eye is very slightly larger than the other.
How has your betta fish's behavior changed? N/A - Fish is very active
When did you start noticing the symptoms? When I was purchasing him in store
Have you started treating your fish? If so, how? 1 tsp Aq salt in his 2.5 gal atm, going to be slowly bumping it up to 2 tsp/gal over time
Does your fish have any history of being ill? Purchsed three days ago with mild popeye
How old is your fish (approximately)? N/A