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jaysee 12-08-2013 08:30 PM

Timeline for regrowth of fins
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Several months ago I had an issue keeping the chanchito and chocolate cichlids together. Once the chocolate got to be bigger than the rams, the chanchito beat it up pretty bad. I put it in the other 125 to let it recover, as well as grow larger thinking that once the chocolate was larger it would be able to defend itself. Well, that didn't I moved the chanchito to the other 125 this time and am leaving the chocolate in the 125 to heal.

So, this time I thought it would be good to show how long it takes, posting pictures periodically.

From yesterday and today

jaysee 12-09-2013 10:10 PM

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It's side is healing nicely already.

jaysee 12-12-2013 11:05 PM

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It's side is healed - 6 days. No water changes, no stress coat, no nothing. Just a fish healing itself.

ao 12-13-2013 12:03 AM

nice! i see a lot of this amazing healing ability in bettas, but not so much in other fish. They are pretty fast at healing themselves aren't they?

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jaysee 12-18-2013 11:56 PM

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Just another update. Can still see where it was attacked, but the new scales are in.

rsskylight04 12-19-2013 12:11 AM

Thanks for posting this. Looks like he's healing nicely. I really like that there are no chemicals or cures involved, just nature working over time.

jaysee 12-31-2013 11:28 PM

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Pic from tonight - I havent been home much over the last couple weeks, but the new fin growth has been pretty solid. The dark parts are the new fin - it will eventually look normal again.

No water changes, no salt, no nothing. Just a fish healing itself.

jay0884 01-01-2014 09:45 PM

Wow that's awesome. Thanks for sharing. I didn't know fish could regenerate like that. They put a pretty good beating on him too.

jaysee 01-20-2014 07:54 AM

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The fin had fully healed some time ago but I forgot to get a picture up.

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