betta keeps getting eye buldge

inari

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My betta is in a 10 gallon tank community tank that is. I have 5 cories, 1 bristlenose pleco, 1 oto, 1 bamboo shrimp (I think he might not be in the tank) and 1 ghost shrimp all in with my betta, InarI keeps coming down with eye buldge, I have to take him out of the tank and I'm really getting annoyed especially 'cause he's out for a few weeks gets better I put him back in and within the week he is getting eye buldge again. what am I doing wrong? my normal specs are

NO4:0 ish sometimes (rarely) it will test at 5 ppm
NH3; 0 ppm (unless it is close to a water change)
NO3:0 ppm
pH: 7.8-8.4 the higher it is the closer it is to a water change

I'm so annoyed about this my specs are pretty good i've never really had many problems any help is appreciated

~Inari
 
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inari

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Also I know that you should use like melafix and stuff like that but it will wipe out most of the fish in my tank, can I also use melafix or some such things, in a 1 gallon. I know he doesn't like it, but it is what I have currently.
 

Stradius011

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inari

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Even in a 1 gallon bowl, I don't have anything else that I can put him in at this point in time....
 

Stradius011

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I don't know. It says to use 1 tea spoon per 10 gallon. Maybe you can use 1/10 of a tea spoon.
 
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inari

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hmmm I'll check my local grocery story for a 10th teaspoon LOL

~inari
 

Butterfly

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Is it the same eye everytime? If so he may not be getting over the problem completely before he goes back into his home tank. Also could he have injured it in some way instead of being a disease?
That's quite a load you have in that tank also
Carol
 
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inari

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Really? I thought it was alright and he keeps getting it in both eyes. I give him a few weeks after I notice that his eyes have returned to normal that I return him to the community tank. I also do weekly water changes, unelss I find a dead fish then I do one just to be on the safe side....and if my bio load is so heavy, how come I never test ammonia anyway thanks for the input and let me know if you think of anything else

~inari
 

Butterfly

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Maybe if you keep him out a few extra days after his eye seems better it might not come back. Just guessing here
Maybe you aren't getting ammonia because your doing such a good job with water changes My point about bioload was as they get bigger the need for more or better filteration will increase and the bio-wheel will give you that. So if you can find it, it will definitely be a plus for your current occupants.
Carol
 
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inari

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yeah I think your right about keeping him that was my plan for this time around lol and I know pretty much how well my bio load and I would still count my Nessy (bamboo shrimp) he is huge compared his predassors lol that is why out counted him anyway that is about all and thanx for the input

~inari
 

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