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The tail fin has these 'extensions', for lack of a better word. Not at the top and bottom, but at irregular intervals down the fin. The con has shown above average growth; he outgrew his siblings and had the noticeable beginnings to a nuchal hump around 5 months old. It could be a fairly common thing that I haven't witnessed before. Any thoughts? (Apologies for the blurry pics. Click on them for a bigger image).



 

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Thanks Matt.
He's about 9-10 months old and 4.5 inches. He is still guarding his 2 month old fry and keeps my 8" and 6" pair of Nics at bay. No fear in him whatsoever; he attacks my hand, algae scraper, net, or anything else that comes into the tank. Unfortunately he also turned his aggression on his mate so she's living in the safety of a floating hospital right now. Here's a couple more shots of him.



 

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My male pink con had that a well, but I have no explanation for it as well lol
Great looking con!
 

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Elijah said:
How fast is a cons growth rate?
In the pics in my first post you can see 2-3 month old juvies in the background who are an inch at most, the con in the foreground is 10 months and about 4.5" including tail... so, growth is pretty quick in the early stages. As is apparent from Riceburner's post, males grow much quicker and reach a bigger size than females.
 
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