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post #1 of 3 Old 12-18-2007, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Betta has white speck on surface of eye

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I noticed the other day that my betta has a white speck on the outer surface of his eye, right in the centre. Now the other eye has an identical speck forming. He is otherwise healthy, not a mark on him, behaviour is normal too. Does anyone know what this might be?
Also, if treatment is needed, what is recommended? There are glowlights and amano shrimp sharing the tank.
I will try to get a photo, but he's pretty active.
btw, glowlights are completely healthy.
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-18-2007, 10:42 PM
Your fish could have injured the eyes, but more than likely he is have a reaction to watr conditions. I have a large tinfoil barb thathas the same condition from time to time. A 25% water change usually does the trick. You may also add MelaFix asdirected on the bottle to help accelerate healing. Rmember to follow the directions on the bottle.
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Water change was 3 weeks ago, so it's due. Parameters are all OK though:
0 ammonia, 0.1 nitrite, 10 nitrate, and pH 8-8.2
pH has always been this level since June.
Also noticed the fins aren't what they used to be, he's a crown tail, and seems to have lost much of the spiky parts. Could this be related to water change or maybe pH level over time?
The water is always immaculately clean, so I don't think fin rot could be an issue.
I will do the water change first thing in the am, pull the carbon filter and start a course of melafix. I believe it's safe for the amano shrimp?
Any other suggestions? What could I be doing wrong??
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