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Old 01-15-2015, 01:14 PM   #1
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Disabled but full of life!

My local mom & pop fish store appealed to my bleeding heart and talked me into adopting a disabled Sun Catfish (they told me it was a mystus till I got home and did more research). He's missing all his fins, except his tail, but has still survived for almost a month now without them.

At the store he would just hide in the back of the tank and chill, but now that he's in my tank he thinks he's the boss! He loves swimming through any decoration he comes across and has managed to put my two algea eaters in line. He even keeps them from chasing my other fish!

Special Agent Gibbs doesn't mess around, buddy.
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:54 PM   #2
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The fins will probably grow back if they still have the base. but good job rescuing glad he is working out.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:05 PM   #3
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:13 PM   #4
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:19 PM   #5
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Now I want to cut off my fish's fins


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Old 01-15-2015, 06:00 PM   #6
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Lol ^^^^

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Old 01-15-2015, 07:57 PM   #7
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He's beautiful, poor little guy. Water quality will have to be perfect to prevent infection. I'm so glad you rescued him. I have a soft heart for this stuff. Lost a fish today. This story makes me feel better.
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Aw, wishing you the best with him! One of my Corys (I call him Herschel--of course I had to name him!) came to me like that--no fins, not even his tail fin. He ended up growing everything back but his dorsal fin. He's since grown up huge and healthy. Hope yours grows his back, and even if he doesn't he's lucky you came upon him.


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He reminds me of a catfish from my LFS. Some lady gave it to them as, she had it in a pond with some aggressive fish, and it had stubs for fins and the tail.


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There doesn't look to be any sign that it had pectoral fins in the first place, it may have hatched that way.

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