Betta with popeye

  1. Greengoat Initiate Member

    I was feeding my betta today and noticed one of his eyes looked swollen. Now I am scouring the internets for medications and solutions.

    First off, what is the best meds that can be found at Petco for the situation?

    Also I have no idea why he could have gotten an infection. The tanks stats are:
    recently cycled a couple of weeks ago
    weekly water changes
    heated to 76 degrees
    Aquaclear HOB filter
    ph: 6.8
    0 ppm on Ammonia, Nitrates, Nitrites.

    I put a watersprite plant into the tank about two weeks ago and bits of it have been dying off from the initial bleach treatment but I have been removing dead material when I can and there are new green bits here and there.
     
  2. LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member


  3. Greengoat Initiate Member

    I use the API freshwater dropper kit.
    I used an ammonia fishless cycle and kept the process going until the tank was able to remove the 5ppm ammonia dose in 24 hours.
    I have not recorded any Ammonia, Nitrate, or Nitrate spikes for the last three weeks while testing twice a week.

    The betta came from an unheated fishbowl situation three weeks ago.
     
  4. soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Get the heat off the minimum and up to 82. Then simply keep changing 40% of the water each week, after 2 or so weeks if it persists or worsens does an appropriate amount of aquarium salt as stated on the package.