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Fish Have Teeth?


mike the fishy

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Yes. They have just one I believe. Its located at the very back of the throat and it is accompanied by 2 small muscle mounds that help grind the food.

edit: double post, looks like everyone told ya that :D

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can u soon? It'll be easier to be sure its tooth, just make sure he doesnt have trouble eating or anything, maybe feed him flakes if pellets are a problem if that really was a tooth.....

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i found a pic of goldfish teeth for ya. do you think the item that Nibby spit out look anything like this? they said:

"teeth are in one row and are somewhat molarlike, but narrow and smooth edged, without extensive grinding surfaces"

http://fisc.er.usgs.gov/Carp_ID/html/carassius_auratus.html

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Goldfish have two rows of teeth in the back of their throats called pharyngeal teeth teeth. Here's a photo of Wee Beastie, which isn't very flattering but you can see both rows in the back of her throat. This is the comedy show I get at feeding time every day. I took this right before I gave her some spinach.

beastieteeth.jpg

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Just to rectify the comments made about goldfish losing tooth (teeth).

It's is very common for a goldfish to lose teeth and it's no cause for panic whatsoever. The shed tooth will just grow back out again quite quickly.

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Goldfish have two rows of teeth in the back of their throats called pharyngeal teeth teeth. Here's a photo of Wee Beastie, which isn't very flattering but you can see both rows in the back of her throat. This is the comedy show I get at feeding time every day. I took this right before I gave her some spinach.

beastieteeth.jpg

Very interesting information.

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Katalyst I think that pic is incredibly cute!!! It should have a caption for toothpaste recommendation or something...can't think of anything witty right now... but sure someone else might..fascinating picture! And teeeny weeny teeth huh!

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