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On monday one of my betta found a way across the divider and got his a$$ kicked. I thought his eye would get better on it's own with clean warm water but it doesn't look like it.

Can anyone suggest anything to help heal his eye?

right after the fight



this morning

 

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the day after the fight his eye looked a little better, like how it is now. it's still pretty big and cloudy and isn't getting any better since tuesday so Im wondering if theres anything I could use to help heal him up faster??
 

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heres a better pic of how it look today. It looks like his eye could be falling off :(

could I use salt if i have plants in the tank? i have ferns, moss, marimos, and bacopa. I heard bettafix/melafix is bad for bettas so i won't be using them.


 

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use 1 tsp per gallon it won't hurt your plants.... it's just help mister betta form a good slim coat...

also an indian almond leaf.... natural betta medicine

p.s. don't use table salt.... aquarium salt or 100 % natural sea salt with no iodine...
 

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i have api aquariam salt but 10 teaspoon for my 10g seems like a lot??

I\ve been meaning to get some IAL.. now seems like a good time... do you know where to get them locally?
 

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1 teaspoon per 2.5 gallon!

Btw... just let it heal! I'm told that it's actually white blood cells helping it heal the eye, and eventually it heals! Just give it a week, i use to have it alot when my stupid oscars fight!
 

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You could always do a salt water bath.... that way you aren't salting your tank...

Use water from the tank add salt 1 tsp per liter is a good safe amount fish him out and stick him in. WATCH HIM CLOSE when he starts to get stressed fish him out and put him back in the tank... it'll help him form a good healthy slim coat, and you won't be adding salt to his tank.

http://www.bubblenest.com/betta-fish/health/health-11.php

here are some other betta fish keepers posting on baths...

I've used salt baths with goldfish.... works wonders! Haven't done it with a betta yet but imagine it works just as well.
 

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Good that's perfect.... it'll help.... The reason you want to use more than the 1 tsp per 2.5 gallon is because you are treating.... The one tsp per 2.5 gallon is prevenative medicine. Fights off Velvet and other fungus attacks etc...

It's no problem at all I'd gladly give you one of my IAL's as i have 10 Beautiful A++ ones... And I'd like to help! You can use both the leaf and the salt at the same time with no harm... Or boil the leaf to make a black water extract. That you then add to tanks as needed....
 

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not good :(

I think he might be going blind... he swims around aimlessly now and has lots of trouble finding his food. Out of all my bettas he use to have the sharpest vision, he could see and get a peice of food falling from anywhere in the tank but now he can't even if its in front of him :( I'll see if I can get some pics right now
 

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so far i've been doing 100 % WC every coueple days and adding fresh salt with each time (it's a 10g with 4 males)

heres some pics I just took right now. theres one of his good eye for reference of what it should look like :)




 

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its been a couple weeks now and not much improvement.. Maybe he will never heal?? Is their a med I could try or best to just stick with the Salts?

He's got a good appitite he's just having problems finding the food through his messed up eye. I'd love to use live food for my guys but im way to squeemish to try :(

edit: I just looked at the last pics i pposted last week and it looks like he's getting worse :(
 
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