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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
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albino BN pleco w/ deformed fin

So today I was at Petco and decided that the 1.5" BN plecos were super cute. So I decided pick one up. I didnt realize until just now that it has a slightly deformed pelvic fin. It doesn't seem to affecting it much, seeing as its happily swimming around the tank grazing on whatever algae is around. What do you guys think? Is this a potential problem, or should I replace the little sucker (pun intended)?

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NEMO!!

Seriously, unless it's really bothering you I don't think it's a huge problem. If he's healthy and active it doesn't seem like it will be a problem for him.
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as long as it doesn't seem to be causing him trouble i wouldn't worry about it

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I had one that look like a poster fish for scoliosis. It lived a happy normal life. As previously posted, if it doesn't bother you, it'll be fine
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Abnormalities are great! Enjoy the fish! Please post pics of your cool unique Bristlenose!
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pictures!

Here are some pictures. The first is a picture of the deformity and the rest are of the little guy, and the last one I just think is a cool shot. I think I'm gonna keep him. Thanks for the advice!
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Thats very happy! The deformity is minimal. Like the scape too. If you ever don't want the fish, give it to me!
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I got an albino cory for free when I got my others cause he had a bent back. We though he wouldent survive, but he's still going string! We call him Brokeback Cory. Hehe!

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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I like the little guy, still trying to think of a good name.
Lyzza haha good name.

Acro, heres a picture of the whole tank if you wanna take a look. Its not a very good picture, but its the best I can do with my ipod camera.
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Very cool, how long has it been set up? What size is it? Any other critters in there?
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 09:19 PM
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nice tank. don't worry about the fin.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Ill make another post about the tank in the journal section.
Heres the link: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...94#post2233994

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