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Danielle's Rare Betta splendens

Betta splendens Fish Swollen Eye Disease and Cures

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Cause

Low water quality and temperature.

Symptoms

  • Clamped fins
  • Small spots like dust over fins and body.
  • Weird swimming style (brushing against objects)

Treatment

  • Separate the fish from other fishes
  • Prepare a container (measuring twice the length of the fish)
  • Fill container with water +/- 10-15 cm high. (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
  • Mix the water with 1-2 drops of anti-itch (Blitz-Itch, Fishmate, Rid-All, etc.)
  • Copper-based medication like Maracide
  • Add a pinch of salt (aquarium salt preferred, but other salt works for emergency)
  • Put the fish into the prepared container for 5-8 hours, food is not necessary but don't let the fish starves.
  • Repeat as needed.
  • Choose the less mobile food for the fish..
  • The fish is recovering when it stares to other fishes. Keep the medication once/twice more.

Prevention

  • Change water regularly.
  • Pre-treat water with me methylene blue and salt before introducing betta splendens.
  • Monitor water temperature.
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