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zfrdarrell 05-28-2008 12:08 AM

Is my fish blind?
 
For the last 2 days my betta hasn't eaten any of his pellets, but he is continuously snapping up at the water like he normally does when he eats. He doesn't look lethargic and actually seems a little more active than usual. I was thinking that he could just not like pellets anymore but that doesnt explain the unusual routine of snapping at nothing. Does anyone have any ideas? I've had him for about 6 months and he's been eating the same food since i got him. His eyes aren't clouded and his color is normal.

Lupin 05-28-2008 02:21 AM

Re: Is my fish blind?
 
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Originally Posted by zfrdarrell
For the last 2 days my betta hasn't eaten any of his pellets, but he is continuously snapping up at the water like he normally does when he eats. He doesn't look lethargic and actually seems a little more active than usual. I was thinking that he could just not like pellets anymore but that doesnt explain the unusual routine of snapping at nothing. Does anyone have any ideas? I've had him for about 6 months and he's been eating the same food since i got him. His eyes aren't clouded and his color is normal.

Even if the fish becomes blind, their lateral line system would still help them locate their surroundings. You need to vary his food diet. Try live and frozen foods such as brine shrimps, bloodworms, mosquito larva, chopped earthworms, green peas, etc. Of course, you'll need to feed the fish with those foods once in a while as excessive proteins such as bloodworms can cause the fish to bloat abnormally.


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