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Old 05-22-2010, 12:29 AM   #1 
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Has anyone ever dealt with a blind betta?

I'm pretty sure that the white delta male I purchased about a week ago is blind, or mostly blind. I noticed whiteness over his eyes when I bought him, but I assumed it was his coloration and didn't even think that fish could be blind with cataracts. So far, I have not seen him touch his food, but he is otherwise healthy and active. Sometimes I think he responds to things being near him (like if I put my hand there), but other times he doesn't do anything.

Has anyone ever dealt with something like this? I don't know what to do. I don't want him to starve..But if he has gotten big enough to be sold in Petco, how did he survive all this time? I'm just confused and would like some pointers.

Unfortunately I don't think I kept the receipt for him (stupid I know), so I can't bring him back..
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:34 AM   #2 
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Well they can smell the food. SO they can get it like that.
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:57 AM   #3 
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Lol suckss D: Like Bettabubble3 stated, they can smell the food.
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Old 05-28-2010, 03:04 AM   #4 
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I've had ancient Cherry Barbs blind with cataracts, and they were creepy with how they could eat like Hyenas. Your fish might have Cloudy Eye.

http://www.fishyfarmacy.com/fish_diseases/eyes.html
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:09 AM   #5 
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I have a blind betta. Is your still alive?
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