Need Help With Betta Fish Sickness

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    ParagonKayla New Member Member

    My female Koi/Marble betta fish seems to have a cloudy(?) eye. She also spends most of her day glass surfing on the front and back of the tank. She glass surfs more than any betta I have ever owned to the point of concern.

    Parameters:
    Ammonia: 0 ppm
    Nitrite: 0 ppm
    Nitrate: 5.0 ppm
    PH: 7.6 ~

    The tank she is in is a Fluval Spec V, (so 5 gallons)
    This tank was set up 12 days ago with adding TSS exactly per directions,
    (on day 9 of TSS I started making PWC using Prime about 30% every 2 days because of the concern of cloudy mucous eye.)
    I also monitored this tanks water conditions like a hawk every day because I was doubtful of TSS, but it seems to be working well for me at least.

    I have just made a water change again 2 days later after my first water change of around 35% dosing with prime. I have not added any medications because I cannot identify the reasoning of her obsessive glass swimming and cloudy eye.
    She has relatively soft plants. not silk but not the cheap kinds, a sand substrate and a few aquarium pebbles. I also buffered the flow of the Fluval Spec V with the Fluval prefilter sponge.
    To help her glass surfing I've lined the plants to the back of her glass swimming path, turned off the lights, added a white paper backing to stop the reflection, it seems to not be changing anything.

    I am not sure what kind of filter the Fluval Spec V is, but I use both carbon activated, sponge inside and the bio pellets.
    It is only her in the tank.
    I have put an Indian almond leaf into the tank, she also has a stable temperature of around 78 degrees monitoring the thermometer and heater.

    I had gotten her from petco approximately 12 days ago, and acclimated her in her cup for awhile before putting her in.

    I feed her and my male freeze dried blood worms and 1-2 pre-soaked pellets.

    Any advice/help would be much appreciated as I'm concerned for her.
    Hopefully the picture I attached shows you the strange mucus cloud on her right eye well enough. She doesn't stay still much and tries to eat everything.
    Thanks!
     

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  2. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    Cloudy eye is generally a bacterial infection. Use a broad spectrum antibiotic per the package instructions, and keep the water very clean.
     


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    ParagonKayla New Member Member

    Okay. do you have any idea at all why she might be glass surfing for hours?
    Also. is Kanaplex considered a broad spectrum?
     
  4. maggie thecat

    maggie thecat Well Known Member Member

    Kanaplex is used to treat popeye, so it will be ideal.

    Glass surfing is generally a symptom of anxiety or bordom. If rearranging the tank doesn't help, you might consider getting her a mirror. Some bettas like to look at themselves.