I had gotten a white looking male a week or so ago, and noticed more so when I got home with him that his gill cover on his face, or operculum, around the beard area, on his left side is half missing. I can see the redness of gill tissue underneath. His right side looks normal, but this left side looks almost like maybe a birth defect? I've noticed he hasn't been eating much the past day or to, and He mostly stays at the top of the water and doesn't move around much like he was. Could this just be me being a worrywart, a birth defect, or some kind of disease? And I haven't really seen him flare his beard, so that's not it, it's all the time, and it's literally missing, not stuck, or hanging out and what not. Any advice or opinions will be appreciated, THANKS!