Cloudy Eyes on my Betta??

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Allison Williams, Jul 22, 2015.

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    Allison Williams New Member Member

    Does anyone have experience with cloudy eyes in betta fish or any kind of fish??

    My betta has cloudy eyes. at first i thought she was going blind but she still catches her food, swims around, swims to the glass when i sit next to the tank, is responsive to light and plays with the other fish.

    I then thought it could be an infection so i did a water change and will continue to do so daily and i am also treating with Metafix which is an all natural treatment for bacterial infections including cloudy eye. Im hoping it will help.

    If any of you have had a similar experience let me know how you noticed it, what you did to fix it, and if the problem was resolved?!
     
  2. Nympxzie

    Nympxzie Valued Member Member

    Poor water quality is a very common cause of cloudy eyes in a betta. Have you tested your water with a liquid test kit?
     
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    Allison Williams New Member Member

    No. not with a liquid test kit. I use test strips and those say everything is fine. i do water changes frequently!
     
  4. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Test strips are inaccurate and the liquid test kits are cheaper in the long run. How often do you do water changes and for how much?


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    Allison Williams New Member Member

    For about a month now Its usually about 15%-20% water changes once a week along with gravel vacuuming the entire tank. In total i usually replace about 7 gallons of the water with fresh conditioned water.
     
  6. Sarcasm Included

    Sarcasm Included Well Known Member Member

    What was it before the month?
    Melafix is the equivalent of putting on neosporin and not very effective against major infections. Erythromycin is your best place to start with, but it will wreak havoc with your cycle. It should recover fast though.
     




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