Red Spot on Betta’s Eye?

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Hey guys,

So I recently noticed that one of my betta’s has a red spot right above his eyelid (see photo attached). That eye also seems to be getting almost cloudy, as well. He’s eating and swimming just fine although the way he swims suggests that maybe he can’t see very well out the eye with the red spot.

Parameters are all good, I just tested today:
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 5ppm

Could anyone tell me what might be wrong with him? Would Kanaplex work for whatever it may be?

Thanks so much in advance!
 

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Interesting. It could be an injury or maybe a tumor. It could also be some type of parasite, but I don't think so personally unless he's showing other symptoms. I have no experience using Kanaplex so I'm not sure if it will help. He may benefit from a very mild or natural antifungal and antibiotic. I would recommend almond leaves or Melafix and Pimafix, although some keepers say it can cause problems with the bettas labrynth organ I have never had an issue with using the "Fix" products. I would keep up with the good water quality and hope for the best. I don't think there is a lot you can do.
 
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Interesting. It could be an injury or maybe a tumor. It could also be some type of parasite, but I don't think so personally unless he's showing other symptoms. I have no experience using Kanaplex so I'm not sure if it will help. He may benefit from a very mild or natural antifungal and antibiotic. I would recommend almond leaves or Melafix and Pimafix, although some keepers say it can cause problems with the bettas labrynth organ I have never had an issue with using the "Fix" products. I would keep up with the good water quality and hope for the best. I don't think there is a lot you can do.
Thank you! I’ve been using IAL tea, so maybe I’ll try upping the amount ive been putting in.
 

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I wouldn't add more than the recommended dose suggested on the bottle. Just keep an eye on him and post a picture if the bump changes at all. Keep up with water changes to promote healing.
 
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EmbersToAshes said:
I wouldn't add more than the recommended dose suggested on the bottle. Just keep an eye on him and post a picture if the bump changes at all. Keep up with water changes to promote healing.
For IAL? I didn’t think there was an specific dosage for that.
 

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I thought you meant the Kanaplex. The almond leaves should be ok as long as you don't get too crazy with it.
 
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EmbersToAshes said:
I thought you meant the Kanaplex. The almond leaves should be ok as long as you don't get too crazy with it.
Oh okay lol I misunderstood. I won’t go too crazy with the IAL. I use IAL tea, so at most I’ve been putting in just enough in each tank where the water gets slightly tinted. Thank you so much for your help!
 

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