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post #1 of 13 Old 12-15-2008, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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new killies and snail

i went to my lfs for some bloodworms, and came home with theses guys



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post #2 of 13 Old 12-15-2008, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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does the neck look weird on the golden killi
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post #3 of 13 Old 12-17-2008, 12:37 AM
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The fish on the right definitely has a bent spine. Any way you can take him back to the store?

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post #4 of 13 Old 12-17-2008, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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The fish on the right definitely has a bent spine. Any way you can take him back to the store?

he seems to be swiming and eating fine is there any real danger in keeping him
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post #5 of 13 Old 12-17-2008, 06:23 AM
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One of my fish has a bent spine, and he has been just fine since I got him like 9 months ago.
Just keep watch that he keeps normal activity and doesn't get too "lazy". My gourami keeps him oh his toes.
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post #6 of 13 Old 12-17-2008, 09:26 PM
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There are health problems associated with spines being bent like that, so definitely keep an eye out. Also, it looks like you've got a male and female there (the bent spine looks like a male) so if they do spawn and you have tons of cover, you'll want to make sure that none of the fry have this deformity before trying to sell them.

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post #7 of 13 Old 12-17-2008, 09:56 PM
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Is that the way bent spines normally look? For some reason I expected something that looked more like scoliosis, ie: lateral curves.

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post #8 of 13 Old 12-18-2008, 01:16 AM
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Bent spines can come in a variety of shapes caused by different things, but I've seen several golden wonder killies at different stores that looked exactly like that. I'm guessing it's a fairly common genetic defect.

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post #9 of 13 Old 12-18-2008, 07:58 AM
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a freind that works at my lfs tells me its a genetic defect caused by breeders not selecting there stock with care they had half of all there killis come in like this so they changed supplier if they do breed i wouldnt save the young/eggs as they would probably carry the defective gene

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post #10 of 13 Old 12-22-2008, 06:10 PM
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Nice golden panchax and diffusa! Have you figured out yet the color of the diffusa? I can't tell just from the rear view. Burgundy I think.

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