Jack Dempsey problem

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Colton
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Jack Dempsey problem

Post by Colton » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:40 pm

I have 6 Blue Gene Jack Dempsey they are around 3" in a 55 gal. and 1 of the bigger ones I believe it is the dominate male of the tank, his mouth is stuck open a little bit, he is eating just fine the tank water levels all test good, I don't know what's causing it any one have a idea what it could be causing it or something I can treat it with?

Thank You for any help!

Colton Z.

blackghost
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Re: Jack Dempsey problem

Post by blackghost » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:26 pm

It could have something stuck in its mouth, or it might have broken or dislocated its jaw through fighting.
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Re: Jack Dempsey problem

Post by Bas Pels » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:13 am

It could also be genetic. 'blue gene' implies inbreeding, and inbreeding often results in weird shaped animals

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