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Old 01-07-2012, 01:01 AM   #1
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Blind Betta??? Please help.

I think my betts has gone blind. he is 2 years old and has always eaten right away and excitedly. He has not eaten in 3 weeks. He just lays there looking dead all day. he doesn't eat at all. His water is warm, he doesn't appear diseased but I noticed about a month ago, his eyes looked different. They used to be almost black and a month ago, went clear kind of. I am not sure what to do. I am heartsick thinking he is starving and suffering.
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is he in a bowl or in a proper tank? if he is in a bowl, my guess would be he is unfortunately dying of poor water/tank quality, if you post your details about the tank/bowl we can help you a lot more.
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He is in a small tank. I think Its a 2 litre one. We had a betts before this one who lived to 4.5 yrs in the same tank.
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Sorry, dang autocorrect!
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Is he the only thing in the tank? How big is the tank? Are his eyes cloudy? How long has he been listless?
I am sorry about your little guy. I hope he can pull through. It does sometimes happen that older fish go blind, so there is a chance its just from his age. Hopefully its something that can be helped though.
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Hi and welcome!
Is he in a bowl or tank?
Does he have a filter and heater?
What temperature is his tank?
How often do you do water changes?
Do you own a test kit? What are the readings?
Can you post a picture?
Cloudy eyes, lack of appetite and listlessness are all signs of poor water quality.
The more info you can give us the better we can help.
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Sorry, dang autocorrect!
thats okay, happens to all of us
i dont want to be a downer... but bettas should be in a proper tank with heater and filter, and weakly water changes. a 2L tank is IMO to small for a betta, they should be kept in nothing smaller then a 2.5 gallon, but 5 or 10 gals are the better. a betta living for 4.5 years is a better life span then most people get with their bettas, but kept in such a small tank would make it a not very fun/proper life for a fish. sorry if that is not what you want to hear.
do you change its water/do water changes on the tank?
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Two liters is equivalent to half a gallon, which is way to small for a betta. They need at very least a 2.5g, preferably a 5g.
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Here is an article you should have a read through. It will explain what cycling is and how important water changes are.
Guide to Starting a Freshwater Aquarium
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