Stef Posted January 17, 2022 Share Posted January 17, 2022 (edited) Ugh, this morning while feeding, I noticed my oldest betta may have pop eye in his right eye or possibly both eyes. I've had him exactly 2 years as of Jan 1st. The right eye looks more bulging than the left and has an ever so slight cloudiness to it. The right eye is clear. He's eating, swimming and acting normally. He looks a little chubby because I just fed blood worms. His tail never fully grew back from a fin rot episode a while ago. He's a halfmoon double tail. I tested the water as soon as I noticed his eye and found slight ammonia at .25 ppm. I do water changes every 2 weeks and his tank wasn't due until this Thursday. The one change I made was I removed an extra sponge filter that I had been "seasoning" for another new bnano tank set up. He still has his existing sponge along with the tank's internal filtration - a Fluval Spec 5 gallon. After discovering the elevated ammonia, I did an immediate 50% water change and gravel vac. I tested again after the water change and ammonia was at zero. My source water tested at zero ammonia too. My water parameters pre-water change were as follows: pH 7.6 Nitrates 20 ppm Hardness 150 Nitrite 0 ppm Ammonia .25 KH/Buffer 40 Water Temperature 78F I have meds (Kanaplex, MetroPlex, Maracyn and ParaCleanse) plus aquarium salt and epsom salt on hand, plus Indian Almond Leaves. I wasn't sure how best to treat. The other tank occupants are a mystery snail, nerite snail and a single amano shrimp, though I haven't seen the shrimp in a while. All guidance/comments welcome. Thank you. Edited January 17, 2022 by Stef KH is 40 (not 0) looked at wrong square on strip Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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