Fuzzy, White/Gray Fungus on Eye

  1. Fiddlefish

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    Hi,
    Today I noticed a small patch of fungus(??) on my betta's eye. It's slightly fuzzy, and is whitish/gray. How should I treat it? Here's a list of the medications I own:
    Kanaplex, Furan2, API General Cure, Maracyn 1, Marcyn2, Coppersafe, Ichguard (by Jungle), and AQ salt, epsom salt, and stress guard. Would any of those treat this?
    I know a picture would really help, and I'll try to get one.
    Care info:
    10 gallon aquarium.
    weekly 25% water changes.
    I feed him twice a day, his diet includes NLS small fish formula, blood worms, and brine shrimp (both frozen),
    His tank's heated and filtered.
    I got him a few weeks ago.
    I'll add the water parameters and pictures later.


    Thank you so much.:)
     

  2. TwoTonedTanker

    TwoTonedTanker Member Member

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    Use ich guard and go purchase if not already owned Rid-Ich plus
     

  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    If it's not ich, an ich med won't help. It doesn't sound like ich.

    A pic would be helpful, as would water parameters when you get a chance.
     
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    Fiddlefish Member Member

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    So.... no one knows what it is or how to treat it?
     
  6. DoubleDutch

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    Looks like cataract.
    I'd try an anti bacterial med, but be a diet-issue as well.
     
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    Fiddlefish Member Member

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    Are cataracts fuzzy? I'm certain it's a little fuzzy.
    Kanaplex says it treats fungus. Would that be a good idea?
    For now I'm just going to keep his tank clean and stress-free and watch it before I start dumping meds in his tank.
     
  8. DoubleDutch

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    Are only the white spots "fuzzy" or the eyes itself as well? The eyes look cloudy to me or am I wrong? Kanaplex does treat fungal and bacterial diseases to my believe. So that would be a good idea.
     
  9. TwoTonedTanker

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    That is ich ppl!
     
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    If that's Ich, I am Donald Trump (and having my birthday).
     

  11. hampalong

    hampalong Fishlore VIP Member

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    It's not Ich. Cloudy eye could be fungal, bacterial, a water quality issue, or lack of vitamin A or C (very unlikely with a varied diet).

    If it's 'furry' it's fungal.
     
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    Happy birthday :)
     
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    Fiddlefish Member Member

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    Yeah his whole right eye looks cloudy. The front of his eye is definitely a little fuzzy.
    His left eye is perfectly clear.
     
  14. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    The Maracyn insert has a really nice little diagnostic pamphlet with a decision tree of symptoms. I agree that it might be a fungus or bacterial infection, but photos are always a rough way to judge.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies :)
    Today it's still there. I'll probably start a course of kanaplex later.
     
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    Today I did the second dose of Kanaplex.
    His condition hasn't changed at all from what I can tell. :;fru
     
  17. Darkfox

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    I have a betta who's eyes look like that, I noticed it yesterday and I thought maybe he was going blind
     
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    After 3 doses of kanaplex, there is still no progress. It hasn't gotten better, and I don't think it's gotten worse. What should I do next? ???
     
  19. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    Try a water change and a new course of antibiotics. Some infections are tenacious. Be sure you are following the treatment instructions exactly, including remembering to remove carbon or other chemical filtration products during application.
     
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    Good news! His eye looks really good today. I can't see any cloudiness or fuzz! Let's hope it stays that way...
     

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