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We were fishing and caught a calico bass that had only one

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We were fishing and caught a calico bass that had only one eye. Unfortunately the hook of our line got his only good eye. He was little and we weren't sure, so we threw him back. Can fish live in the ocean without eyesight?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Martin replied 7 years ago.
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No, he would die quite fast. The fish won't be able to get his food (as this one don't eat microorganism suspended in water) and he will not be able to evade predators. Food distribution is too distanced in the ocean for him to even be lucky. Also, don't forget that for a fish, matting is the more important thing, he will not be able to perform that either.

A cat fish (vibration) , an eel (smell) or a shark (electric field) might be able to survive a while if they are in an area with lot of fish as they have specialized sense most fish don't have.

Very deep sea fish could pretty much all live without eyes.
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