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taylorg 12-15-2008 02:43 PM

new killies and snail
 
i went to my lfs for some bloodworms, and came home with theses guys :-)


http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...1/DSCN3491.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...1/DSCN3490.jpg

taylorg 12-15-2008 04:05 PM

does the neck look weird on the golden killi

iamntbatman 12-17-2008 12:37 AM

The fish on the right definitely has a bent spine. Any way you can take him back to the store?

taylorg 12-17-2008 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by iamntbatman (Post 157835)
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

Eclypse 12-17-2008 06:23 AM

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.

iamntbatman 12-17-2008 09:26 PM

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.

aunt kymmie 12-17-2008 09:56 PM

Is that the way bent spines normally look? For some reason I expected something that looked more like scoliosis, ie: lateral curves.

iamntbatman 12-18-2008 01:16 AM

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.

daisycutter 12-18-2008 07:58 AM

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

Lupin 12-22-2008 06:10 PM

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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