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One Of My Goldies Always Has Had His Top Fin Down.


lillypetal

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hi :)

I got my two calico orandas, approx 4-5months ago. Ive noticed that for the whole time i have had him his top fin has been down. It never goes up at all, my other oranda has had his up the whole time.

It doesn't bother me, but it would be interesting to know why this has happened.

I suspect the answer may lie in water quality, however, even though i have a tiny tank which i hope to upgrade shortly, my quality of water is good i think and i do changes every week religiously and very often sometimes even every day i do a slight water change.

Secondly you may put it down to stress, which my fishy hasn't had that much of, and if this is the case why doesnt my other fish have it..

You may say fin clamp or something, but im sure his other fins are fine...

Thanku, suggestions are welcome :)

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Guest yabbie

Damage as a fry? Perhaps he caught it in a net early on and just never recovered properly.

Some fancies are bred to have no top fin. I'm sure he'll be fine.

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lol..nah i dont have a test kit, yes i know i should get one, and will get one once i get my 20gall :D (CANNOT WAIT!!) but i do have my water checked regularly at my LFS, and it is always good.

Oh Gosh..dont want to be dealing with a parasite here.. :S eek..

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Take a close look at the dorsal fin. See if you can find the lead ray that

would be the support for the fin. It will be thicker looking that the rest of

the fin. If it appears to be missing, like it broke off, this may be the reason

the fin never comes up. I've got a oranda who's lead ray broke off a 1/4" up

from the body. It looks like a shark fin now. This is common with goldies to

have the rays end up broken. Here's a pic to show a comparison. :)

post-30-1122134834_thumb.jpg

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