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Hello. I have a male mabuna I have kept for at least six years. The last six months it has become obvious he's gone blind. Some whitening around the outside of his eyes however I don't think its because of any illness. I try and maintain my tanks and think that him becoming blind is just a result of age or bad luck.  Hes always been healthy, has a three foot tank to himself and continues to look healthy and is always hungry. I have taught him food is available when i gently tap the glass and he does his best to swim to the tapping noise and inhale what he can. I guess I am wondering if anyone else has looked after a blind fish and has any advice.

Thanks

Photo of him as a young boy lol

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Hey,

I have a blind peacock in a community tank, i just try and make sure he gets fed (which isn't easy and I can tell he is skinny) , but not much else you can do really 

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I guess if he seems healthy then its ok?

You can see the white that has developed in his eyes. 

Blind freddy.jpg

blind freddy 2.jpg

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He doesn't look too bad for his age. I have a blind Keyhole Cichlid. The only food she can easily find to eat is frozen food mix. She can smell it and the pieces sit on the bottom until she finds it. I make my own mix by blending fish, prawns & veggies. All of my fish prefer my home made mix but if you don't want to make your own you can buy it in similar form in pet shops labeled as Cichlid Food, Community Food etc.

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