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Old 01-15-2012, 08:57 PM   #1 
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Blind Betta Care?

I bought a blind betta today and was wondering if anyone had some tips for me on taking care of him?

Ive had a fish with one eye before but never one that was fully blind. After reading some posts on here, it looks like I should invest in one of those feeding rings?

Here's a pic, he has diamond eyes.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:40 PM   #2 
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wow, he's so pretty! but i'm honestly unsure of blind fish care. :[
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:19 PM   #3 
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I think he's really pretty too, I'm really happy to have found him c:
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:48 AM   #4 
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your betta fish is look so beautiful. i also have betta fish pair. but they are not blind. i think therir is no need special care for blind betta fish. take care as usual.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:50 AM   #5 
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Fortunately, since fish have this sensor thing called the lateral line, blind fish aren't as helpless as blind mammals would be. A feeding ring would help so he knows where to go for food at mealtimes. Avoid moving the decor around too much. Otherwise, I think it's pretty much like normal betta care.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:10 AM   #6 
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good to know, thank you everyone.


I took most of the decor out that i would usually have with a betta since some of them had edges he could run into. Right now he just has a cave with a silk flower on top that I made.


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Old 01-16-2012, 01:15 AM   #7 
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He's a beautiful boy. It's too bad about those eyes but he should have a full, happy life with you. :)
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:22 AM   #8 
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Thats what I'm hoping! ^^
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:10 PM   #9 
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He's pretty. :) You're doing the right thing. I also feed frozen foods with an eye dropper. That might help and be cheaper than a feeding ring. That way he won't have to struggle getting food so much, even in a ring. I have one who is blind in one eye and it helps him. And all my fish come running (swimming? haha) when the see the eye dropper. :p
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:17 PM   #10 
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My friend has a genetically partially blind betta (who luckily, can see shadows and some light), and he lives like a normal betta. However, he became disgruntled when his fabric plant moved but, they don't seem to mind not seeing anything goodluck with your betta!!
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