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Old 08-31-2012, 10:19 PM   #1 
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Betta Going Blind?

One ofmy Bettas, a dragonscale HMPK, eyes are starting to look a bit cloudy, I'm afraid that he will start to scale over his eyes and go blind...is this even possible? I'll post pics soon
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:23 PM   #2 
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One ofmy Bettas, a dragonscale HMPK, eyes are starting to look a bit cloudy, I'm afraid that he will start to scale over his eyes and go blind...is this even possible? I'll post pics soon
it might be cataracts, is he an old fish? like people, a lot of bettas develop cataracts when they age :(
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:27 PM   #3 
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DS' are known to have some scaling over their eyes. As long as you put his food VERY close to him, he should be fine. If the tank is over 5 gallons, you should downgrade as it's easier for him.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:46 PM   #4 
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DS' are known to have some scaling over their eyes. As long as you put his food VERY close to him, he should be fine. If the tank is over 5 gallons, you should downgrade as it's easier for him.
That is something you dont hear everyday ROFL
It might be cloudy eye, which you cant treat for. I would treat and see if it gets better.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:48 PM   #5 
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I have a dragonscale that is beginning to have this problem. Even when I drop the food close to him, he misses a lot of it. Having a cleanup crew of snails or shrimp would help in this case. It shouldn't impact his quality of life. Just make sure he is eating what you give him and any dropped food doesn't foul the water.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:50 PM   #6 
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That actually sound like my BFF cat, she is blind in one eye after getting an infection.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:02 AM   #7 
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:O Um, OK? Well, if you can't see the eye, it's most likely scales.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:26 AM   #8 
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Urgh He won't stay still XD
But I looked at it again and I think it just looks a little cloudy, not really scaly...
Thanks for the help! :)
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