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Old 01-15-2012, 08:50 PM   #1 
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My Little Diamond Eye <3 (Help With A Name?)

So yesterday I went to Petsmart to see the bettas but the shelf they usually have with 30+ bettas was empty, apparently everyone wanted a betta that week, since I asked and they said they had sold them all.

As I was talking to the fish person, he mentioned that they had some sick ones in the back, and one they were treating that was totally blind. I asked if I could see him. When I saw him, I knew he was a diamond eye (thanks to this forum :P) and I told the person it was a genetic deformity due to inbreeding. He said they would stop treating him, but would have to keep him in the back for the rest of his life since they couldn't sell him as he was.

After more talking/persuading I was told to come back today to see the store manager to see if she could override store policy and let me buy/adopt him.
Well they let me buy him, if I waited longer I probably could have adopted him but I didnt want to wait X)

So now, I have a lovely little blind betta scooting around in a 2.5 gallon c:
He is currently nameless, but I'm leaning towards Peekoe.

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I have a blind betta now, here are pictures 8D

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Him getting used to his new tank.

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The pictures don't do him any justice, hes a very light blue with a green and pink iridescence.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:33 PM   #2 
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lucky boy
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:39 PM   #3 
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How about just Diamond? Seems from the name of your thread you have the ideal name for him already, or maybe Ray Charles?
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:54 PM   #4 
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Awwwh...

For some reason, Diamedes comes to mind.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:18 PM   #5 
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I thought about Diamond but that seems a bit too obvious X3
Also thought of Ray charles but that didnt fit either XD





Diamedes is pretty nice but still a bit too close to Diamond for me to like ^^
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:28 PM   #6 
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Not really good with names but he is a beautiful fish!
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:35 AM   #7 
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he's not a diamond eye. that was just a gimmick name for a dragon who's eyes were totally covered by shiny dragon scaling. you just have a blind betta.

if you need ANY tips, tricks, or have questions, message me. :3 i had a mostly blind boy, and he lived happily. there were many things i did to make him comfortable, and learned quickly how to feed him, and make him feel secure.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:59 AM   #8 
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I recently saw a boy like that at my petsmart... though he was only blind in one eye and he was a giant PK <3

What about Shade?
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:14 AM   #9 
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Diamond eye was the name given to them by someone trying to sell one on aquabid and it just stuck with me X3

I know its not the correct term but its how Ive come to identify it as. I know he is fully blind though

If you have ANYTHING you could tell me about owning a blind betta I would adore it if you could tell me, I want this guy to be happy.





Shade is a nice name, though doesnt seem to fit this guys personality.
I think Im going to have to wait a few days and get to know him before naming him ^^
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:19 AM   #10 
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Aw, mkay... good luck!!! I have a hard time naming bettas to... lol
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