08-09-2008, 12:40 PM
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So I have a Discus who has gone blind. I think he was partially blind, in one eye, when I got him or shortly after. He is now completely blind. This makes it very hard for him to eat, since the other Discus tend to gobble up everything quickly and blindy (that's his nickname) can't see the food so can't eat it that well. It has been a couple months and he is still alive so he must be getting some food somehow. He mostly sits in the corner of the tank and stays there almost all the time. Once in a while he will swim around and bump into things here and there.
He looks much worse this morning, he has sores on his skin now and is very thin. So I moved him to a hospital tank thinking that if he is alone he can relax and have a better chance at eating food.
I am hoping someone can give some pointers as to the best method of recovery (if possible) for this poor guy. I was thinking of just trying to feed him with a turkey baster, putting the food directly in front of his face (he can smell food but when he darts at it, he misses it all the time).
Any ideas? Thanks!