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Old 01/10/2017, 06:06 AM   #1
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Could my wrasse be blind or semi blind

Melanurus wrasse. I got him last month and had him in qt. He was initially very slow to react to food. The food would have to fall on him for him to know it's there. Eventually he learn to eat from the water column and now is more aggressive at eating... he darts at it but usually misses a lot. And I in can but my hands right up to the glass and he has no reaction. Other fish back off immediately. He seem healthy and eating well. I put him in the the DT last week. Yesterday I tried to grab him with a net and he came right into it first try. Isn't that unusual? Still no reaction when I put my face to him in the glass either.


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Old 01/10/2017, 08:46 AM   #2
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It's certainly possible, yes. And by the sounds of it, probable.


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Old 01/10/2017, 10:59 AM   #3
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I've heard of flukes covering their eyes before. Did you or have you lately tried a freshwater dip?


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I've heard of flukes covering their eyes before. Did you or have you lately tried a freshwater dip?


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This could be possible. Wrasses are starting to come in with flukes now. Any other symptoms like twitching, flashing??


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Old 01/10/2017, 02:18 PM   #5
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I treated him with 2 rounds of prazi. No twitching or flashing.

Eyes look clean too, not cloudy.. Just not sure why he has no reaction to me lol... I could probably pick him up with my hands if he didnt feel the water move.


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Old 01/10/2017, 03:53 PM   #6
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Old 01/11/2017, 12:38 PM   #7
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Many freshwater discus develop cataract like symptoms with age. It cause them to miss food. Maybe it might be similar to that


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Old 01/11/2017, 10:37 PM   #8
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Id try a freshwater dip to make sure there are no flukes, Can't hurt. I do know that when some fish would come in with high ammonia in the bags their eyes would get cloudy and they would be disoriented. some came around over time most didn't make it. If its alive and eating that's a good sign. I had a pyramid butterfly for a long time with only 1 eye.


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If he's eating that's a good sign. Is he active at all or does he just lay around on the bottom?

One of my wrasse became blind and he would smell the food and get excited, but the only way I could get him food was a pipette 1/2" from him and squirting a few PE mysis at him.

CoralNerd also has a blind flasher wrasse. Mine perished, his is still kicking but basically wanders around on the sand bed and hides a lot. All things considered his fish was in great health, and had adapted to it's lifestyle.


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