Is my fish blind? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 05-28-2008, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
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.
zfrdarrell is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 05-28-2008, 02:21 AM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Re: Is my fish blind?

Quote:
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.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blind fish. Any tips InsideTheBurg Freshwater and Tropical Fish 1 09-07-2009 07:11 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome