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post #21 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Am I the only one not seeing the third split? All I see is a double tail with a huge dorsal. O.o
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here i attempted to mark them out for you(:
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He looks like a double-tail. Beautiful fish!!!!

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He's a double tail.
The very bottom is called the anal fin. The two in the middle are the two tail lobes (which makes him a double tail). The last split on the top is his dorsal fin, which is very big! But it's normal for double tails to have huge dorsals. :)
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He looks like a double-tail. Beautiful fish!!!!
he defiantly has 3 splits in his tail but o.O and thanks!
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He's a double tail.
The very bottom is called the anal fin. The two in the middle are the two tail lobes (which makes him a double tail). The last split on the top is his dorsal fin, which is very big! But it's normal for double tails to have huge dorsals. :)
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thanks! huge help! is there anything cool or unique or rare on him?
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He could be a half-moon, can you get him to flare his fins out?
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post #27 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-09-2012, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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He could be a half-moon, can you get him to flare his fins out?
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I wouldn't want to stress the wee man out, sorry, are half moons rare or something?
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Not rare, but everyone wants them. :p He's still adjusting to his new home, so maybe you're right for leaving him.
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He has ONE split in his tail, the other splits are because those are different fins. ONE split divides things into TWO, he is a doubletail.

Regarding the temperature, even though your room temperature is 26C, the water temperature is much lower, making it only 22 or 24. Ideally the WATER temperature should be around 26/27, which can either be achieved by a heater (very easy to find for a 5/6 gal Chi) or by heating your whole house to around 30 deg, LOL.

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post #30 of 51 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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I have a heater, and I decided to put it in!

So yea, I decided to put my heater in after all:) So hopefully he will be doing better than usual! Thanks guys for all your help so far!
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