Forktail Rainbow Fins Question

Discussion in 'Rainbowfish' started by FishRFriendz, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. FishRFriendz

    FishRFriendzWell Known MemberMember

    My lfs has these furcata rainbows. Their tails look messed up tho. What causes their tails to be squished and wrinkly and can this be fixed?

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  2. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    could be stress related
     
  3. 86 ssinit

    86 ssinitWell Known MemberMember

    5E76D424-AE0B-4079-8C9B-B5634BFD1D9A.jpeg They’re a great fish. Lots of activity. But I would say that’s a breeding defect and I’d avoid. Pic of mine.
     
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    FishRFriendz

    FishRFriendzWell Known MemberMember

    I was thinking so too. They're not just clamped fins, the fins are actually wrinkly and aren't straight. There are a few in the bunch that do have ok(but not nice, straight but top and bottom are different lengths) fins but most of them are bad.
     
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    FishRFriendz

    FishRFriendzWell Known MemberMember

    I went and took more photos today. The more I look at them the more they look like culls.
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    Even the ones that don’t have squished wrinkly tails have uneven tails.
     
  6. Pescado_Verde

    Pescado_VerdeWell Known MemberMember

    Yeah, I'd avoid those if only for appearance sake, they just don't look right. I have these fish but none of them look like that!

    Here's one of mine...

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