HI..Anyone can help?my octo's eyes got white coating..i believe that it is blind..i try a few sudden movement on it,but it has no respond...
anyone knows why it has gone blind??
is it becoz of my water condition or any other reason...
thx for reply...
Sorry to hear about your octopus going blind.
How old is your octopus and what species? When octos get near the end of their lives, sometimes they have eye problems. Is it completely blind, or can it see a bit?
I wonder does it have anything to do with the octo's liver's enzyme productions as chinese medicien often says that all things are contacted and if one part of your body is malfunctioning, it might mean that something else too, is malfuctionning inside your body.
Dunno about the octos liver CW (although I've looked at the condition of ones that have died of old age and the "liver/kidney" is very thin and floppy so you never know!)
But blindness in old octos is really common.
What are you water params and any idea of an age for your friend. They can survive in a tank fairly well even if blind. Just don't do any major rearranging of tank rockwork etc and put food very close to your friend. Try to keep things the same at all times. Most octis seem to have a good spatial memeory.
Have you tested your water? 2 weeks is not long enough cycling time. I would venture to guess your amonia is up. Plus an octo gives off so much waste, I am not so sure the tank is stable enough to handle an octo. Have you done a water change? Any chance you have a mature tank you could move him to?
ANY waste will cause problems but ammonia is really nasty. Just imagine breathing in floor cleaner all the time, and then for good measure getting it in your eyes. This stuff is caustic and burns so yes it could cause the symptoms you describe.
Lack of appetite is a sign that the octi may be dieing I afraid.