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Old Yesterday, 08:09 PM   #1 
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Question "Drunk" Swimming?

So, lately I've noticed my DeT boy Pippin swimming kind of strangely. When I go to feed him I'll drop a pellet into his tank, and it's like it takes him a minute to figure out how to grab it. He'll lunge/dive for it, and if he misses it he awkwardly turns himself around to try again. The best description I could think for it is that he looks like he's drunk. Has anybody else ever had this happen with their fish? He's the only one of my three boys that does this. Could the length/weight of his fins be throwing him off-kilter or something? He didn't used to do this, so it was just something that has me going 'hmmm...'
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Mesmer does that because he's just bad at swimming, he has big EEs and a history if popeye so I think that's why. A lot of bettas are just "bad hunters"
Worst case scenario he might be having eyesight trouble.
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I wondered if his eyesight was going bad, but I can't/haven't noticed anything with his eyes that would indicate that. Hopefully that isn't the case anyway, and he's just bad at swimming as well. He acts fine aside from the crooked swimming, so I'll just keep an eye on him. :)
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