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Gero1962 03-28-2008 08:40 PM

Possible eye infection
Can a Betta Fish get an eye infection? One looks swollen and the other one is okay. What can I do?

Pasfur 03-29-2008 07:09 PM

To give a specific answer to your situation, i'd need a lot more details. Generally speaking, eye infections are a sign of deteriorating water quality, most likely pH or ammonia. If this is a betta bowl, i'd say it is time to change the water. If it is a community tank, then do a 50% partial.

You should follow up by testing for pH, ammonia, and Nitrite, or having your LFS test these for you.

tenpaull 03-29-2008 11:04 PM

It could be ammonia burn or could be something more serious going on inside the fish. please post other details.

kelbaker 03-31-2008 05:18 PM

eye infections
I also have a betta that we've had for over a year and it has had a bubble on one of it's eyes twice now. The first time it happened, it went away in a couple of days and it's happening right now again. I will change the water, but I was wondering if it was happening this time because we just recently got a snail for the bowl. We've had the snail for a couple of weeks.

Any other suggestions?

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