Bettas can become blind. I had a delightful CT that lost vision in one eye and lived for another six months, until vision in the other eye went, and he was unable to locate food I placed in the tank. I kept putting food in for him and cleaning the tank. But he no longer indicated in his swimming that he had any awareness of food or me--this was especially sad because he had been such a responsive and enthusiastic companion. He took to swimming in wide arcs from a middle distance to the surface. I didn't think there was much I could do at this point, except perhaps put some Methylene Blue in the tank (which I did), and finally one morning I found him dead at the bottom of the tank.