Blind fish?

lisa11310(z5 MI)March 16, 2014

Hi all, has been ages since posted in here but I have a question. I noticed a very sick fuzzy goldfish fish when I shut my pond down last fall. It's so pretty & about 3 years old. I brought it in and treated it and seems to have made a full recovery in the tank over the winter. I got it a companion fish wich I plan on putting out in the pond in the spring also. I have not added any fish to this pond in the 10 years I have been here and thought a little "new" blood would be good for the pond. Recently I have noticed that my once sick fish looks like it has become blind. It's eyes are clear but it does not follow me or does not go after food flakes anymore. It is otherwise healthy looking and is managing to eat somehow. The question is should I put it back out in the pond this spring? (it's in a 10 gal aquarium). My pond is 500 gals. with about 14 other fish (some are 15 yrs old). Any ideas why an otherwise healthy looking fish would suddnenly go blind? Thanks.

Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Floating plants for my hot TX pond (other than lilies)
Any suggesting for good floaters or submerged plants...
pond pump problem
I have a Sequence 3600 pump that has worked great...
Sticky Monkey Flower Plant
I am trying to find more info on Sticky Monkey flower...
Making Mechanical Prefilter for submersible pump
My medium sized pond is currently using the Savio watermaster...
Lotus seeds
Question about Lotus seeds. Has anyone had good luck...
Sponsored Products
Berkeley Round Outdoor Coffee Table Cover
$49.50 | FRONTGATE
Tayse Rugs Blinds & Shades Deco Ivory 7 ft. 10 in. Round Transitional Area Rug
Home Depot
Kas Rugs Blinds & Shades Cushy Shag Purple 8 ft. x 11 ft. Area Rug BLI15738X11
Home Depot
Noctus Bollard
Home Decorators Collection Blinds & Shades Cut-to-Width Maple 2-1/2 in. Premium
Home Decorators Collection
Mohawk Home Blinds & Shades Delerus Multi 5 ft. x 8 ft. Area Rug 395582
Home Depot
Palermo Curved Left-Facing Outdoor Sofa Cover - Sand
$329.50 | FRONTGATE
Home Decorators Collection Blinds & Shades Cut-to-Width Sahara 9/16 in.
Home Decorators Collection
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™