12-12-2010, 12:44 PM
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Missing lower jaw apparently, congenital or illness
I bought several rainbow bosemani from Petco. All are in good health save for one (who appears to be ok) but on closer inspection seems to be missing part of the lower jaw. It doesnt come forward and meet the upper lip. She eats well (I have her quarantined btw), swims well, although I think she's a bit lonely being a schooling type fish. The main tank which I fished her out of, the parameters are all good (ammonia 0, nitrites, 0, nitrates are about 20 ppm per API), I will have to keep after the quarantine tank. I have noticed some thin, white, thready strings hanging off her right front side fin. I could return her, but if this is just a congenital defect and she eats well, I would rather not have her die. If this is an illness, what anti biotic would you recommend. All I have on hand is anti fungal and ick (which I don't think it is, if it is an illness.) I have read Marcyn 1 & 2 regarding columnaris (if this is what it is.. gad I hope not.. and I don't really thinkg so).
Input please and thanks.
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