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Post  bridgegirl99 on Sun 14 Sep 2014, 18:45

I have lots of blue babies growing on, I'm constantly checking for deformities etc, but I have a couple that have not "normal" ventral fins.

One has one perfect one, and one that stops after the thick bit at the top, will this grow back? has it been broken??

The other noticeable "defect" is where the fin instead of gently curving has a kink, both fins in the same place, looks like its kneeling, should these be culled??No

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Post  Pterophyllum on Sun 14 Sep 2014, 20:25

one that stops after the thick bit at the top..... has it been broken??
probably

one that stops after the thick bit at the top, will this grow back?
probably

the fin instead of gently curving has a kink, both fins in the same place, looks like its kneeling, should these be culled??
That may be the result of damage when the fish was younger, personally I'd be wary of breeding from such a fish, just in case, but as to culling that has to be a personal decision. Factors that might have a bearing on that decision include how many siblings you have from that batch, how much space you have available, if the fish has other redeeming features, or indeed undesirable ones, what you intend to do with it when it's older is also worth thinking about. If you keep a badly deformed fish (and I'm not saying that your's necessarily is) because you don't want to kill it, don't think your local retailer will be glad to take it off your hands. Many customers won't give a home to a deformed fish even if offered it for free, they certainly won't want to pay good money for it, and many retailers find the idea of culling sick or deformed fish a rather unpleasant prospect. Finally, it's worth pointing out that if you offer a retailer a bag of 20 near perfect angels or the same bag with an additional sick or deformed fish added to it, the sick individual will stick out like a sore thumb, and the retailer is likely to consider the overall value of the bag to be lower than the first bag!


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Post  bridgegirl99 on Sun 14 Sep 2014, 20:30

OK thanks Rob Smile

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