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Old 01-27-2012, 07:02 PM   #1 
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Hi. My female betta Ophelia has popeye, and I tried to treat it by putting a tsp. of epsom salt in the water, but that didn't work... She had it for about two weeks. I put the epsom salt in a few days ago. Is there anything else I can do because her eye is HUGE and she has white cotton-y stuff near her top lip. Sorry, no picture... Please help! She looks horrible!
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #2 
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What type of water conditioner do you use? My betta fish had pop eye and I changed water conditioner and miraculously the next day the swelling went down and the by the third day it was completely gone. I used Aqueon betta Bowl Plus... It may or may not work
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:47 AM   #3 
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Well the epsom salts will relieve swelling but they don't work on the actual infection. I would try to find a good antibiotic like Kanaplex (Kanamyacin by Seachem) Maracyn and Maracyn 2 in combo or Maracyn Plus works well on popeye infections.

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