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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-22-2019, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hi fellow betta keepers!

I've been helping my girlfriend take care of her bettas since we started dating about three and a half years ago and I got my first one about two years ago and another one at the beginning of this year. My first recently passed from and ich outbreak. Anyways we were browsing a petco we have never been to before to get a new filter for her 10 gallon and we always look at the bettas and other fish. Tucked up in a cubby next to a sign was a beautiful elephant ear female and my girlfriend picked it up because no one would really see it up there and to take a better look at her and it turns out she only has one eye. My girlfriends heart melted and she had to bring her home and I wasn't really ready to get another one yet so we got a 20 long to replace her 10 gallon and transferred most of the water and substrate into it and put two dividers in it and all three bettas love it. We named the one-eyed one Sharkbait and we noticed at the store she had a little lean to one side, we weren't sure if it was because of her only having one eye but she swims fine for the most part. She can stay down but sometimes it look like she is struggling but she is very active none the less and loves bubbles.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-24-2019, 04:28 AM
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Hello and Welcome to the forum.

I would say sharkbait was compensating for the loss of site in one eye causing the lean. That would be natural under the circumstances.
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