Popeye In My Betta

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Hi all,
Came back from a week vacation to find my daughters betta sluggish and with a small bulge in his left eye.

I had him in a ten gallon with some tetras. The tetras are fine but I did a full water change and gave the Betta a salt bath in a small container (as per instructions I found online).
He seemed to move around quite a bit more after the salt bath.

I put him in a 1 gallon hospital tank and ordered medicine and a 5 watt heater. I'm using Sulfaplex.

He now has it in both eyes but looks more active.
How long should I wait until I dispose of him (which I'll then need advice on how to do properly/ humanely).
 

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Is he eating? Can he swim okay? Is the only problem his eyes?
If he is eating and swimming you don't need to euthanize IMO unless he stops eating. If things do get worse and you want to euthanize you have options, you can freeze/boil but that is painful because it isn't instant or you can use clove oil which is usually what is easiest.
I wish you the best though and hope you won't need to do this and he can get well
 

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Is he eating? If he still is and swimming okay you don't need to euthanize IMO, but if it gets worse you have some options, clove oil which is painless or boil/freeze which does take time and is painful or cutting off the head which is instant but traumatizing to yourself. (I'm sorry I said about the head thing but I thought you should know)
I hope you won't need to do this and he gets well soon.

Edit: sorry I posted twice but it wasn't coming up at first and thought I deleted it all so I typed it again
 
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-Sofia- said:
Is he eating? If he still is and swimming okay you don't need to euthanize IMO, but if it gets worse you have some options, clove oil which is painless or boil/freeze which does take time and is painful or cutting off the head which is instant but traumatizing to yourself. (I'm sorry I said about the head thing but I thought you should know)
I hope you won't need to do this and he gets well soon.

Edit: sorry I posted twice but it wasn't coming up at first and thought I deleted it all so I typed it again
He isn't eating .. though he looks a lot less sluggish.

Do you know how often I can give the Epsom bath? I wonder if an Epsom bath would interact negatively **** the medicine.
 

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BETTALADIES said:
He isn't eating .. though he looks a lot less sluggish.

Do you know how often I can give the Epsom bath? I wonder if an Epsom bath would interact negatively **** the medicine.
I'm not certain how often you can but I've heard of people doing that daily, is he just sitting on the bottom? Is he having trouble getting air from the top?
 
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No he's moving around. He's been on the bottom and the top. His eyes look horrible though
 

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BETTALADIES said:
No he's moving around. He's been on the bottom and the top. His eyes look horrible though
I read you could give a bath daily for 15 mins but it would be very stressful for the fish, maybe you could try every other day and see how it progresses but I don't know if it would be healthy for him.
 

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I'd be doing daily 10min epsom salt baths as well as the meds in the tank. Give it at least 3 days to see if he improves before euthanizing him.
 

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Keep the water really clean, daily water changes really help!
 
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Fanatic said:
Keep the water really clean, daily water changes really help!
Won't that stress him? I was going to do it every three days along with the medication. I feel so bad, I have a new baby and I didn't change the water enough recently.
 
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