Thread: Leopard Danio Regeneration?
04-03-2013, 05:26 PM #1
Leopard Danio Regeneration?
I have a shoal of 4 zebra danios and 2 leopard danios in my tank.
One of the leopards was ' the runt ' of the bunch, and he had what looked like a dent in his spine, much like a cats tail would look if it had been slammed in a door.
This little deformity made him the slowest danio in the shoal, and after a few weeks, the quick ones had nipped his tail clean off, down to the base.
A few weeks later I noticed that his tail is regrowing! he has gotten about 2cm of it back! He's gotten his speed and boisterousness back.
I want to know as much about this phenomenon as possible.
Is regeneration a known trait of danios? Maybe just leopards? Or any other aquarium fish in particular?
Does this only apply to tails? other fins? barbells?
Any knowledge is appreciated. thank you
04-03-2013, 05:49 PM #2
Most fish will regrow fins if they are given clean water and peaceful surrounding (no fin nippers).When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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04-03-2013, 07:47 PM #3
IME, my cory cat has grown back basicaly his while tail, but has never grown back his barbells. My shoaling fish have had their fins grow back before too.