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hey everyone, I just purchased fish and am extremely disappointed. I'm not going to post more about that or mention the name of the store to warn everyone until they decide to answer the phone and I can see how they handle it. Any way two out of five fish didn't make it due to packing and one of them looks like hes missing a gill or a piece of his gill. Hes in a dark quarantine tank so its hard to see but i was looking at him and noticed on his one side is really red and you can see it gill. My question is will he get better? Will it grow back? It doesn't look like it just happened. Hes acting fine!! I don't think I'm going to add him in with the other fish because they could pick at it and that would def be a bad thing. I know their fins grow back but will a gill??????
 

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I've had a fish with a missing gill plate before, so it could be a deformity, in which case you wouldn't want to breed it, anyway.

If it's a deformity, of course, it won't grow back. If it's torn off by aggression or injury, some of it may regenerate, but he might need some preventative meds against bacterial infection.

Whatever the response from the shipper, please post in the review section rather than out in the forum. That's what it is for! :thumb:

Any chance of posting a pic?
 

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cichlidaholic said:
I've had a fish with a missing gill plate before, so it could be a deformity, in which case you wouldn't want to breed it, anyway.

If it's a deformity, of course, it won't grow back. If it's torn off by aggression or injury, some of it may regenerate, but he might need some preventative meds against bacterial infection.

Whatever the response from the shipper, please post in the review section rather than out in the forum. That's what it is for! :thumb:

Any chance of posting a pic?
yes thats why I didnt want to post much about it... I def will though. dont know what it is. i would say its probably ripped or torn somehow. possibly from when they packaged them. Thats what i'd guess. I'll try to get a picture and post it in the next day or so. thanks for the quick reply!!!
 
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