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Old 03-19-2012, 03:26 PM   #1 
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partially blind betta?

my new CT Grimmjow has some trouble eating. he always lunges a bit too short or off to the side. the micro pellets disperse quickly but he still has trouble getting the pellets in his mouth. i think he's either short sighted or partially blind. is it normal for new betta to lunge short of food? ive had him for only 3 days and i have tried dropping the food 3mm away from him.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:58 AM   #2 
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I have a Betta that I believe is partially blind. He somehow finds his food, though.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:27 PM   #3 
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my new CT Grimmjow has some trouble eating. he always lunges a bit too short or off to the side. the micro pellets disperse quickly but he still has trouble getting the pellets in his mouth. i think he's either short sighted or partially blind. is it normal for new betta to lunge short of food? ive had him for only 3 days and i have tried dropping the food 3mm away from him.
My HMPK, Fern, does the same thing... I think he is partially blind. What I do is tap the water with my finger, and when he comes up near the surface I drop the food in. I also use micro pellets (Omega One). He usually ends up finding a few, I also removed all substrate so he can get them off the bottom if he wants
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Goblin misses pellets all the time, he gets a little overexcited. I usually just end up pointing them out if he doesn't notice them. :)
I use the larger pellets too, the topfin pellets are pretty big and they're hard to miss.
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