View Full Version : Do barbels regrow?

06-18-2007, 05:44 PM
I've had some panda corys for a little over a month now. When I purchased them, they had little or no barbels.

I have them in a tank with a fine sand substrate, which should be ideal for their barbels.

Does anyone know if they will grow back over time?

06-18-2007, 08:24 PM
Yes, they will regrow just like nipped fins will repair.

06-18-2007, 08:53 PM
As with fins, unless they are down really short they will regrow. I have seen some fish where their fins are nipped so short (into the tissue of the main body) that they don't grow back.

06-19-2007, 04:05 AM
theyll regrow. my hi-fin shark was missing a few whiskers when i bought him and theyve regrown the size of texas now

06-19-2007, 11:21 PM
The 6 aquarium books I've read concur with the experiences of my esteemed colleagues here...have no fear, they will regrow.