Betta Has Developed One Cloudy Eye?

Discussion in 'Betta Fish' started by Kesh88, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Kesh88

    Kesh88Valued MemberMember

    My poor Frost seems to have developed a cloudiness over his right eye. He seems otherwise healthy, active and eats well and I think he can still see out of it (just). I had a quick Google and came up with several results like genetics, popeye and injury. I don't think it's popeye or an injury, unless he somehow hit it on the mostly smooth driftwood in his tank. Is this something I should be worried about?

    I've had him for about a year, he's in a 38L tank that has been running for 3 years with a heater, 2 sponge filters, live plants and some driftwood. His only tank mates are red cherry shrimp and some pest snails. I change 30-40% of the water once a week and use Seachem Prime.

    Here's some pics of his eyes:
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  2. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    I'd try doing daily water changes maybe 2 gallons (7.5 liters) and see how that goes. Some people use antibiotics.
  3. OP

    Kesh88Valued MemberMember

    Could I ask why you are recommending daily water changes? What do you think could be causing the cloudiness?
  4. Ken Ooi

    Ken OoiValued MemberMember

    Fish don't get cataracts? My parrot has one developed and the funny thing is it almost always on the right eye! Your fish has cloudiness on the right eye. Did you have a water change regime in place? It looks like an infection. Talk to your local fish stockist if there's one you could use. Blue Planet brand of fish medications see if they have to treat eye infections
  5. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Daily fresh water changes have been very successful in case of cloudy eye.
  6. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    I'm sorry I did not answer your entire question. Cloudy eye is a symptom of something else and it can be caused by many things. Bad water parameters, low pH, vitamin deficiency, stress. It is hard to treat unless you know what caused it. In early stages plain aquarium salt is helpful.
  7. Fashooga

    FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    I agree with @KimberlyG. I had a fish with cloudy eye and I moved it into a QT with fresh water and it cleared it up.

    Sometimes you start with the water change first before doing meds.

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