View Full Version : Oh My God. Look at this angelfish!

Lady Hobbs
07-18-2007, 06:58 AM
I've never seen anything like this ever. I stole this pic from the planted tank forum. Just had to show you guys this.

07-18-2007, 07:10 AM
Poor little thing :( I hope noone is thinking of breeding them that way.

Talking about angels, I'm getting a new breeding couple today :)

Lady Hobbs
07-18-2007, 07:11 AM
Is that about the ugliest duckling you ever saw? What in the world would cause such a thing.

07-18-2007, 07:18 AM
It looks as if something got hungry and took a bite out of him!

07-18-2007, 08:13 AM
This is photoshoped! its not real. It also has the brush mark photoshop has!

07-18-2007, 08:15 AM
This is photoshoped! its not real. It also has the brush mark photoshop has!

ssssshh!!! You're not supposed to say that yet :D

Cal Discus
07-18-2007, 08:26 AM
I have seen a discus that looked exactly like this in a lfs. They were trying to pawn it off as what they called a "Horned Discus" It is a deformity and should have been culled when it was a fry.

07-18-2007, 08:35 AM
ssssshh!!! You're not supposed to say that yet :D

haha okay then... It's real! lol. Poor little creature.

07-18-2007, 08:38 AM
I know such defomations with Discus. Normaly they accur when fry isnt brought up properly (lousy water conditions, not enough food etc.)

They didnt look too much different from this photosoped or not photoshoped Angel.

Lady Hobbs
07-18-2007, 02:47 PM
I have since learned this is called a "notched" angelfish which is a deformity and you're right, Cal. It should definitely have been culled.

07-18-2007, 08:27 PM
Oh...the poor thing. I wonder if he is fine with being like that or if he struggles more then the normal ones. I would buy him BUT just because IMO they should have never let him live like that and he now deserves the best life possible...even more then your average Angel.

Lady Hobbs
07-19-2007, 12:27 AM
Good point, Paula. And no, we are not all breeders and are only interested in giving fish a good home mostly. Kind of like not destroying a 3-legged dog. He would still make a good pet.

However, his parents should have been culled or not allowed to spawn. And this person should not have had to pay for this fish, at all. Now that I've had time to read about this deformatily, it appears KOI can also have this.

07-19-2007, 12:40 AM
You are so right. I just feel so bad for the poor little guy. Yanno?

07-19-2007, 01:51 AM
If the fish isn't bothered by it...I have no issue...animals can manage just fine with certain deformities...

...but if it's genetic, it certainly shouldn't be bred for...