I have a young male I got from a LFS that had his fins chewed down quite a bit. The person who helped me said he could possibly be a HM, but was hard to tell. Well, I rescued him, and his fins are growing back incredibly fast! Its only been 2.5 weeks and they are easily 50% longer. He's approximately 4 months old. I can't figure out how to post pics here, and have dial-up, so it takes FOREVER to download them to Photobucket, etc., so can someone offer me their email so I can email pics to them to see what they think? I'd really appreciate it! Thanks
He is a crown tail (CT) or possible combtail depending upon how long his spikes grow out. He may have halfmoon genes which is why his spikes are rather short.. He's looking good now :) Good job in caring for him!
Thank you, Myates! The last thing I expected to hear was Crowntail! LOL, they are one of my least favorites. But I did notice those spkes on the ends lately, and wondered about it, but then thought it was probably just the fins growing out. His spikes are probably so short because they aren't fully grown out yet, as his fins were all chewed up and short when I got him just three weeks ago. So they might get longer? Cool! I saw some CTs that I really liked the color of, but didn't buy one because I like the "fuller" look of the VTs and HMs and Deltas. So what do I end up with? A CT! That is too funny! But I love him dearly, and would never get rid of him anyway. Again, thank you! Now I know more what to expect as he continues to grow out.
Tpociat, I'm so proud of him! I never expected his fins to grow back so fast--at first I thought it was my imagination. Thought I'd be waiting many months, so I'm just thrilled. He's such a lover. He does the betta dance for me, and is not skittish at all. Very calm, yet active and curious. Doesn't bother my ghost shrimp at all, so I am planning on getting a few cherry shrimp and hopefully all will go well. If not, the cherry shrimp will go in another tank. Thanks again!