Electric Yellow Cichlids - Gill Problem?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Steve H, Jun 20, 2018.

  1. Steve H

    Steve HNew MemberMember

    Messages:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi, I received this guy through the mail the other day. Acting great, but is something wrong with his gills? Looks like this on both sides.

    Thanks!
    Steve
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Demeter

    DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    5,595
    Ratings:
    +3,538
    Experience:
    5 to 10 years
    Does it just look as though a section of the gill plate is missing? If so then it is probably a genetic deformity. You see it often in fish like zebra danios and goldfish. Not too surprising to see it on an African cichlid though, they tend to be overly inbred.
     
Loading...








Become a Fishlore Member