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Old 04-12-2013, 01:47 AM   #1 
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Can fish scratch their eyes?

My fish is hilarious. She is a giant and I fed her more than plenty today. She is currently digging around in her glass beads and looking for more to eat. It's nice to see her do something other than pace the glass and swim erratically, but I was wondering if her shoving her face down into the stones like that could hurt her.... they are smooth glass but I am the epitome of helicopter parent right now and I want to know what you guys think!
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:56 AM   #2 
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I'm sure they could damage their eyes. I'd be more worried about her hurting herself trying to move the stones. Honestly, though, there isn't anything to worry about at all. I'm sure she'll be fine. Just don't overfeed her. ;)
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:24 AM   #3 
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Fish have a layer of protective lense covering their eye plus slime This both stops much getting into it while swimming and lessens damage.

Even if she does scratch it, she can regrow a new covering in no time. They really have to be trying to cause permanent damage.
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