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Ink has a Cataract??

corw314

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I was checking up on Ink today. She hasn't been out in a few days, so I offered her a crab which she rejected. Later, I saw she had come out and had eaten the crab, but the new discovery is her left eye is white. I observed her rubbing it with her arm. Is this a cataract? Do Octopus's suffer from cataracts as seasenance (?) kicks in?

Carol
 

Jean

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Oh Dear, Carol, Sorry about this :cry: :cry: :cry: I don't know if it's a cateract as such but that milkiness is the first sign of the downward spiral :( :cry: :( :cry:

J
 

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Well, the same thing happened to zoidberg before he died and L S's cuttlefish is also having the same problem. So I guess the end is nearing. :(
 

corw314

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:( :( I was afraid of that... On a possative note, had an encounter with Lil Pumpkin tonight! He grabbed my finger and tried to pull me into the tank!! Amazing the strength something so small has!!

C
 

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