Betta with infection (HITH/other?)

Buganjimo

Hi, I could use some help with my new betta!

5.5 gal tank, cycled with media from my 20gal, all the paramaters are normal, pH is 7.6 and I have been doing water changes 2x a week, temp is 78 and I have an aquaclear20 as the filter

a couple days ago I noticed what I thought were pinholes but I cant tell if they are or they are just normal sensory holes, but the next day his left eye was cloudy and slightly inflamed, so I started treating him with betta revive baths nightly. I did that for four days with minimal improvement, and his other eye got slightly cloudy as well. I gave him a break last night, and today his eyes dont seem to as cloudy but they are not clear, and the left one now has what looks like a tiny translucent string coming from it. I havent been able to get a picture that captures it though, he wont sit still lol.

Other than his eyes, he eats well (he is incredibly picky), I give him pellets and frozen bloodworms once a week, and is super active, likes to swim along the sides of the tank and explore, as well as in the (small) current of the filter. It is ironic because I have not kept bettas in a long time as they get sick so often, and as soon as I brought this guy home I noticed this. it is what it is I suppose :)

I attached the best picture I have, his eye got worse after this picture and has since gotten better, maybe just a bit more cloudy in this picture, as well as the small string now. I dont know if they are pinholes bit you can also see them in this picture. (the white spot is not fuzzy nor has it changed, i think it is just his pattern or he lost a few scales before I got him possibly)

Thanks!
 

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BigManAquatics

Sounds more like popeye. If it is both eyes, probably should treat with something like kanaplex.
 

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