What medicine is best to treat Popeye?

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My Betta suddenly got popeye today. It started yesterday with a bump on his forehead, the bump has gone down now but his eye is really concerning me. I gave him an Epsom salt bath and have isolated him in a new tank. What medicines are best to help treat the popeye? Please help.
 

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Giving this a bump up for you hope members can help you today, in the meantime I’d do extra water changes as good clean water will help the healing process
 

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Epsom salt was a good start, I would make sure the water in your quarantine tank is good as well. Do water changes as necessary. Pop eye is usually a symptom of an infection or underlying condition.

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Coradee said:
Giving this a bump up for you hope members can help you today, in the meantime I’d do extra water changes as good clean water will help the healing process
Thanks for helping me out! Is your name Cora? I was just asking because your username is Coradee and my name is Cora!!!
 

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Hi, no my name isn’t Cora, that’s just my screen name :)
 

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Our boy also got popeye on Monday. We treated it with Erythromycin and by day 4 there was no swelling left.
 

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Yeah the 'pop' is fluid accumulation to protect against infection. Usually a gram negative bacteria.

I'm not familiar with bettas, but daily water changes can't hurt for immediate treatment. Also a safe method would be to condition the water with catappa leaves (Indian Almond Leaves). I prefer to put them in a media bag in the flow of the filter so I don't have a mess in the tank when i'm trying to treat my fish.
 

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