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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    It can be tough to tell when my White Opal betta is stressed or sick because of his lack of color. I’m trying to figure out if this looks like popeye on his left eye. It’s not huge but it’s definitely bigger than the right. Can this be normal, and what’s a safe easy treatment I can give him just...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I THINK HE HAS POPEYE IVE BEEN THINKING HE BROKE HIS BACK until my partner got a closer look I think he has POPEYE and the water condition before that was a little dirty bc I didn’t get to last weeks cleaning due to family but when I was putting him in a measuring cup to switch so I can clean...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? - 5 gallons Does it have a filter? - yes - it's a Tetra whisper PF10. It's baffled since he has a hard time swimming against the current since he's become sick. Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 79-80 degrees Does your tank have an...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    A couple months after treating my betta for fin rot, his color has come back and his fins are looking way better than they did. I just recently noticed that one of my boy's eyes looks a little puffier than the other. I'm not sure if he is coming down with popeye or if this is just a normal thing...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5 gallons Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 78-79˚F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? No. Food: What food brand do you use? Omega...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have a previous post regarding attempts to cure Clove's pop-eye. But I wanted to discuss pop-eye treatments directly without my photo updates to document the size of his eye. I have tried: (1) Epsom Salt baths, 10 day each (1) Kanaplex treatment, as directed (1) Rooibos Tea, IAL and ES bath...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I recently returned home after 1.5 weeks away. I had a friend house and pet sitting. 2 days after I got home, my betta Fish Mooney, started swimming on his side. I thought he may have been overfed, causing the bloating, so I fasted him for 2 days thinking that would help his bloating. Then...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    hello i made an account on this forum just to get help for this. i'm at a bit of a loss and i don't know how to proceed. i'm a first time betta owner. lady elegant (technically a "male" betta fish but i refer to her as a girl because she's a fish and doesnt care) lives in a 2.5 gal aquarium by...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey guys! I've been having some problems with my betta's health recently, so I bought him a larger tank, a new heater, and a bunch of new plants and decor. I noticed his fin rot has disappeared but now it looks like he might have popeye, but I really can't tell. First picture is from when I got...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, My son has a 2 year old female Betta. Yesterday she was fine and swimming around like normal. Today when he woke up he noticed she had popeye. Eventually she started sinking/staying at the bottom of the tank on her side. Based on some online research we did a water change (and lowered...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My poor betta has been battling popeye for about a month now. I have tried epsom salts and aquarium salts but nothing is working! I just added some pimafix in. I have some decaf green tea leaves so can I use that? Also money is tight (dad just lost his job) so nothing more then 10 dollars...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi. My betta has popeye, and I read reviews about Betta Revive and that it could help if the popeye is caused by bacteria. Can Betta Revive be used with API Stress Coat and Melafix? I've been using both and epsom salt for a while, and there has been little change except that he is acting more...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello! I have noticed a curious trend- I have had two bettas with lymphocytosis (one bought knowingly because I had experience with the disease before and felt comfortable giving him a quality life, however short) and both bettas developed popeye as their disease progressed over time. I have...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello I am new to the forum and I am a bit of a lurker (sorry!!!). I'm really nervous about posting because I usually just lurk in forums but I'm worried about my betta. I noticed that his eyes seemed a little buggy and I was worried about popeye. Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 5...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing: How many gallons is your tank? 6 Gallon Fluval Edge Does it have a filter? Stock Fluval edge filter Does it have a heater? Yes What temperature is your tank? 75 Deg F Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? Just the filter return Does your Betta have tank mates? What...
  16. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi everyone, I've been noticing something odd with my boy, Greg for a while now. It seems as if his fins have been decreasing in volume/ length. He used to be an absolutely gorgeous crown tail, with a long caudal/anal fin, that matched up against halfmoons. But now it's like it's receded, and...
  17. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi, I woke up yesterday morning to find that my Betta's eye was swollen and that his body was slightly bloated. He's resting a lot on his hammock and plant a lot, and occasionally on the bottom. Every couple minutes he frantically gulps air swimming up rapidly from the bottom or takes a huge...
  18. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I have a betta fish that has had popeye ever since I rescued him nine months ago. When I received him, he was living in a plastic, 1 gallon bowl that was rarely cleaned. The bowl had no filter or heater. My fish now lives in a 2.5 gallon tank with a heater, a filter and a snail. I have...
  19. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My betta, Roger, seems to have gotten sick a couple of days ago. His first symptom was floating at the top on his side, but would swim around when I got near the tank. His second symptom was that only one of his eyes blew up. (Is it common with popeye that only one eye blows up or is it...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, Bruce, my betta, has been sick for about 3 months. He has a cauliflower-like growth on the base of his dorsal fin that has been around for and has grown for about 3 month and fin rot for about 2 months. About a month ago he developed popeye and I haven't been able to completely get rid...
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