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Their wens and be trimmed?? Does it hurt them? Glad I dont have any that look like they need it!!

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As interesting as that would look, it just isn't practical. Most wens are

only trimable along the edges. If trimmed wrong, it can hurt and can

bleed a little. I've had both happen on different orandas.

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Ok, I can set the record straight here... :D

Yes, a wen can be trimmed, and it is fatty tissue, and very hard-rubbery like. No blood veins.

You see, I just preformed this surgery on my chubby, he was litterally blinded from it. Not only did the wen overgrow, but from the cheek up with the same fatty tissue on the left side. I had to trim this also.

The fish is put under with anesthisia (sp?) either finequel or clove oil. I chose to use the Finequel while I did this procedure.

The results are one very happy fish who can see to eat and not get stuck behind anything and everything in the tank! :)

Oh, and the wen heals over in 3 day's, and in one week is looking very good!

From experience I can honestly say the wen would not stay in a mohawk... it will not grow back near as full either. Chubs took off a chunk erlier on in the back corner and it grew back within two weeks, but not nearly as overgrown and full...

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