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    Betta with dropsy - feed or don't feed? change water or not? science?

    My betta has been lethargic with cloudy eyes and stringy poop for a couple of weeks. I started doing frequent water changes. Yesterday I saw he was pineconing in the chest area and it's whitish and I think a bit distended. I've gotten kanamyacin/kanaplex and started that, and I added epsom...
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    Betta with cloudy eyes, stringy poop, resting on bottom

    Nitrates on tap water is a little hard to read for sure, it seems significantly below 5ppm but maybe above zero. They are sponge filters. One has a cartridge with some zeolite and a sponge enclosed in plastic (a Penn-Plax Small World model). I haven't been changing that one because when I did...
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    Betta with cloudy eyes, stringy poop, resting on bottom

    For about two weeks now, my betta has had cloudy eyes, and usually a string of poop. He's eating fine, but is resting on the bottom a lot. The clouds have always been in both eyes, but not always the same amount in each; for a couple of days there was much less in one eye than the other. He's...
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    Betta - please look at pics and tell me what white patches are?

    Neither, kind of like a layer of dried glue? It's smaller and harder to see now than it was.
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    Betta with whitish scales on face - please help identify condition?

    Our betta had popeye in one eye due to bad water. It cleared up entirely except some scales on that side above the gill were kind of whitish for a few weeks. Now that effect is spreading, though still only on one side of his face. Can anyone tell me from the pic what's going on? His water...
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    Acrylic tank repair with fish in?

    Is there a list of things known to be safe and effective for patching a leaky hairline crack in an acrylic tank? In particular any tapes? I have a 2.5G tank with a betta. There's a hairline crack, it spans from about an inch above the bottom down around the corner and continues slightly on the...
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    Betta - please look at pics and tell me what white patches are?

    Partner got a betta a few months ago and I've just gotten his tank to cycle; his water quality was bad for a while. He developed popeye in just one eye two weeks ago, and with the water chemistry now better, his eye is back to normal, but there are three potential health issues I'm concerned...
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    Lots of water changes in a 2.5g tank, trying to get cycle going

    How much water should I change? While I'm not seeing ammonia go above 0.25ppm, nitrites rise from 0 to .5 in maybe 12 hours. Today I've replaced at least 4 gallons in a 2.5 gallon tank to keep nitrites down below 0.25ppm. Is that slowing the cycling process? I'm never exposing the gravel and...
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    Lots of water changes in a 2.5g tank, trying to get cycle going

    When you say slow down to 30%, I want to make sure you noticed that I'm doing three 40% changes every day, in other words 3 gallons into a 2.5 gallon tank, because that's what it takes to get the nitrites down below 0.25ppm. So are you suggesting I slow down to three 30% changes, or slower than...
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    Lots of water changes in a 2.5g tank, trying to get cycle going

    Partner got a betta fish without either of us knowing about cycling. For the first month or two he lived in a glass bowl, just over a month ago I got him a 2.5 gallon tank. On Dec 27, I changed the filter for the first time, and two days later he got popeye in one eye and didn't eat for a day...
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    Betta emergency (unilateral popeye, not eating)

    Yes, just the one eye as far as I can tell; if the other eye is affected, it is much much less so. For a second time he tried to eat a pellet and spat it back out. I now have nitrite down below .25ppm and nitrate below 5ppm. pH is up to around 7.5 from all the water changes. I don't see any...
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    Betta emergency (unilateral popeye, not eating)

    Thanks so much! I have now done about four 40% water changes, nitrites are down to about .25ppm. I will do more changes after lunch. Here is a photo. Once I have the numbers down, what should I do next to help him recover? He showed a bit of interest in food earlier, but only grabbed one pellet...
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    Betta emergency (unilateral popeye, not eating)

    Any help very much appreciated, very worried about the little fella. This morning our betta had slightly less appetite than usual, in the evening we saw that he has popeye in one eye, no appetite and is hiding and not moving much. I think popeye is not cloudy. We have removed the plants to...
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