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barbless clown

Posted By: janmitch22 <janmitch22@aol.com>
Date: Tuesday, 31 May 2005, at 12:30 p.m.

My new clown didn't have any barbs last week, maybe four days ago. Nothing was surrounding those fishy lips. I was considering asking y'all about it, but I decided to wait and see what happened. I happen to look at the fish this morning and pow, it's got a full set now! Is it a late bloomer or is it possible that the barbs broke off during transport from the fish store...? Or some other kind of physical stress?
I took a picture of it in case I needed to post it. I'm comparing the picture with the fish now and there is a noticeable difference. I'd take an 'after' picture, but I can't tell them apart now.