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shinybetta 07-22-2011 10:51 PM

Hatchetfish missing eye
One of my silver hatchetfish lost an eye! What should I do? Thanks for your help
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ladayen 07-23-2011 12:25 AM

How did it lose the eye?

shinybetta 07-23-2011 01:40 AM

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shinybetta 07-23-2011 01:42 AM

I' m not sure. But there is still blood on the socket. I would try a salt treatment but I dont have a qt tank right now. Should I wait and see if it gets better?
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ladayen 07-23-2011 01:48 AM

I would prolly say thats your best atm. Do nothing.. keep in mind I'm no expert. Putting salt into a would seems quite cruel, despite the potential benefits. Just make sure the water stays very clean, so it can hopefully avoid any infections.

Inga 07-23-2011 07:27 AM

I agree with keeping the tank water pristine clean. I would also be watching closely and doing my darndest to figure out what happened so it can be prevented in the future. The poor little darling. :( I can't even imagine it.

konstargirl 07-23-2011 07:39 AM

Could it be maybe it got into a fight with another fish?

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