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New Whiptail broken tail-whip
Old 10-27-2011, 09:52 PM   #1
 
New Whiptail broken tail-whip

G'day guys...!

We bought a new whiptail for our tank, but as we were transitioning him from the aquarium bag to our tank, one of his barbs broke off...I was devastated. He seems ok, not really moving around much, but is eating.

What i wanted to ask was
1.) Will this barb grow back ?

2.) Will the loss of the barb affect his behaviour and ability swim around ?

Thanks

Neil
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
 
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Assuming you mean one of the caudal (tail) fin filament extensions, that will not affect the fish in any way. It may grow back, perhaps not as extensive.

It sometimes takes this fish a while to become settled. Leave it be; if it is eating, that is a good sign.

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