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Old 04-24-2013, 12:38 AM   #1 
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Is blindness hereditary?

I went to PetCo and noticed this big eared salmon colored HM PK male was blind, so i "Saved it".i was wondering if the blindness is hereditary?

Also anyone have experience on a HMPK x CT spawning?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:55 AM   #2 
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Could be unless it was caused by environmental factors. Dont know how you could breed a blind fish anyway since he cant see the girl.

Hmpk x ct = longfinned fish with varying amounts of web reduction. You could get some short fins if the ct is carrying pk also.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:57 AM   #3 
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As far as I know, blindness isn't hereditary.

HMPK x CT = long, medium and short fins. Some will have web reduction. Few will have 180* spread unless both parents have them.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:58 AM   #4 
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+1 to trilobite. Even if it's not hereditary I don't think he could ever breed successfullly. The mating rituals would probably put him under a ton of stress as well.
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If he is truly 100% blind he is not going to be able to see the eggs/fry.

Is he a dragon scale? Sometimes excess scaling over the eyes on dragon scale fish can cause blindness.
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I do agree that you shouldn't breed a blind betta.
But if you had a spawn and one of the fry were blind or became blind, you don't have to cull the healthy siblings.
Blindness due to dragon scaling might be hereditary. It would be best to cross it and or its siblings to a non dragon (before it goes totally blind)
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Thank you for the responses.

when i put him into the new tank; the next morning he had a bubble nets built. hes not 100% blind, he can see out of one but its still cloudy. he can follow food thou i notice not as quickly as the others. i havent a clue if he is a dragon scale, but it looks cloudy not scaly.

wasn't planing on breeding him just because as MattsBettas said too much stress on him. i bought him cause as soon as i pointed out he was blind he was put in the back not a chance of getting picked.
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