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My dumbo male, Tonka, seems to have an infected eye on his right side. It's swollen around the eye and on that side of the face too.

How many gallons is your tank? 5
Does it have a filter? Yes
Does it have a heater? Yes
What temperature is your tank? 24C
Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No
Does your Betta have tank mates? What kind? None

What food brand do you use? Pisces Aquatics
Do you feed flakes or pellets? Micro pellets
Freeze-dried? No
How often do you feed your Betta? How much? 2 times a day, half a pinch

your Betta became ill how often did you perform a water change? once or twice a week
What percentage of water did you change? 25% to 33%
What is the source of your water? Tap, rainwater
Do you vacuum the substrate or just dip out water? Vacuum substrate occasionally, just drip water generally
What additives do you use other than conditioner? What brand of conditioner? Betta Conditioner, Aqua One

Water Parameters:
What are your water parameters? Please give exact numbers. If tested by pet store please get exact numbers. "Fine" or "Safe" won't help us help you. Important: Test your water before the regular water change; not after one.

Ammonia: 0.0
Nitrite: 0.0
Nitrate: 0.0
pH: 7.0
Hardness (GH): N/A
Alkalinity (KH): N/A

Symptoms and Treatment:
When did you first notice the symptoms? 1-2 days ago
How has your Betta’s appearance changed? Slightly clamped fins, sitting almost vertical at the top of the water
How has your Betta’s behavior changed? Not eating, sitting near the top of the tank, not "responding" to me
Is your Betta still eating? No
Have you started treating your Betta? If so, how? Tannins and water changes (small volume ~10%) and Api Bettafix
Does your Betta have any history of being ill? No
How long have you owned your Betta? Around 3-4 months
Was he or she ill or suffering some sort of damage when purchased? No
Please help! The photos arent very clear, sorry, i had to use the camera on the laptop, because the camera on the phone isnt working.
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