Betta with popeye

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Greengoat, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. GreengoatNew MemberMember

    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. LyndaBFishlore LegendMember

  3. GreengoatNew MemberMember

    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. soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    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.

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