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Old 06-02-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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Blind, Stupid, or Normal?

I have some kind of goby. It was a freebie but I don't know exactly what kind it is. I notice that it bumps into the walls and corals a lot. Food sometimes floats right past it before it notices. Tonight as I fed mysis the goby darted out and grabbed a mouth full of rock anemone. That had to be less than tasty.

I'm starting to think that this fish may have some vision issues. Has anybody else noticed similar behavior?

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I think maybe a Yellow Watchman goby?
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They say pets take after their owners

So you are saying normal?
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lol...ouch
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haha wowzers. I think fish are capable of losing eyesight. However I would just consider it normal.
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Normal.

Meaning we don't know how to diagnose the problem, so we'll assume you have a defective brand of fish rather than a damaged individual.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:12 PM   #9
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As far as an ID goes, I think this is what I have: http://www.saltwaterfish.com/site_11...07_61_4_4.html

I just found it strange that he seems to be a little near sited.
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