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Popeye and gash on betta face due to trauma


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Hello, I knocked my lighting unit into the tank and it struck my giant female betta. She now has popeye and a gash near her eye. She is eating, thank goodness.  

Should I start treating her with anything in the event it becomes infected? 

She is in a planted 20gallon long with 15 tetras, some snails, and shrimp. 

Water peramiters are all good. Temp is approx 81 degrees. I turned the light off to make her eye more comfortable. 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! 

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On 4/21/2021 at 5:43 PM, Colu said:

I would do a preventive treatment of maracyn to cover against secondary bacterial infections

Thank you. Today was her 2nd day of maracyn. I suspect the gash has damaged her labrynth organ. She is now only at the top of the tank on a bed of floating plants. 

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