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Old 01-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #1 
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Exclamation Betta won't get better - HELP!

My betta has popeye, and has had it for a few months. Weíve tried a few different treatments, but nothing has worked. Now, part of his underside is bloated. It looks too far forward to be his belly, I don't know, itís right behind his head. It's not constipation, he's pooping just fine. I have no idea whatís going on. Help please? Iím getting so desperate.
I keep him in a one-gallon tank (yes, yes, I know it should be bigger, but that's not really possible in my situation). It has a filter, but I only have the pump running right now, without the carbon filter. I have it on a seed-warming mat so it stays a constant 78 degrees. I currently feed him freeze-dried bloodworms twice a day. I do a 100% water change daily right now, and add API Stress Coat. I keep the pH at a little less than 7. I've had him for about 10 months, so he's at least that old. He had tail rot about 8 months ago.
He got popeye in early November, and got tail rot with it. I used Bettafix (which I now is strongly recommended against), and it got rid of the tail rot, but not the popeye. I then tried Maracide, with no success. Now I'm adding epsom salts and Tetra Lifeguard all-in-one treatment. It's been two weeks, and now his belly is bloated, and his eye is worse. His behavior has been normal, ever since I flexed the tail rot. He seems perfectly happy.
I love Timmy very much. I have no idea what to do. I'm getting so desperate. Please, if you have any idea what I should do, I would much appreciate it.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:39 AM   #2 
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I know you've given some info but please fill this out:
Would also please like to know exactly what medications you have used and share some photos

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?

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

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?


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)?[/quote
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