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Old 03-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #1 
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I am so upset because I am 90% sure my betta, Dragon, is blind or can barely see. I don't know what to do because he hasn't been able to.eat. I need help!
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:03 AM   #2 
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Put the food right in front of him. Keep his water clean. And do not redecorate or move things around, he will have memorized their location.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:04 AM   #3 
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oh no thats bad
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:14 AM   #4 
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+1 to MattsBettas. I know a couple other members on here have blind bettas. I can't remember who though. Their betta fish are healthy and happy.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:18 AM   #5 
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if you can, feed him in the same spot every single day. i used a feeding ring and a bare bottomed tank, so my betta could get his food easily and could eat the leftovers whenever he was hungry. x:
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:31 AM   #6 
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I'm so sorry to hear this. You can also make some type of nose, maybe drip water or a small splash, just before you feed him. He will eventually make the connection and as soon as you make that noise he will know to check for food. With a little adjustment he will live a happy life.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:02 AM   #7 
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I have a blind guy that is doing fine. He has to attempt to eat one bloodworm about 3x but considering he is blind I'd say he is great. :)
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:20 AM   #8 
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Put the food right in front of him. Keep his water clean. And do not redecorate or move things around, he will have memorized their location.
That's what I do and he can't find it.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:21 AM   #9 
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I'm so sorry to hear this. You can also make some type of nose, maybe drip water or a small splash, just before you feed him. He will eventually make the connection and as soon as you make that noise he will know to check for food. With a little adjustment he will live a happy life.
I'll try that
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:45 AM   #10 
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If its a recent development it may take him a little while to adjust, remember they won't starve to death within a few days. I have a CT male that I know is at least blind in one eye & probably can't see well out of his other, he knows the signs that its dinner time & he finds the food. I feed him flakes as he can't eat the pellets not matter how hard he tries. Yours will do fine.
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