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Old 02/09/2020, 07:20 PM   #1
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Flame Angel - Gill Spike

Hoping to get some advice recently noticed that my beautiful flame angel had like a weird white growth near his Gill when I took him out of the water I realised that it was his gill spike is this something that can be cut off or removed or be left as he is

He currently is in a quarantine tank happy and healthy strong appetite and no signs of any disease at this stage so it was about a week away from going into my display tank

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Old 02/09/2020, 10:10 PM   #2
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Why would you want to cut off his spike?


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Old 02/10/2020, 01:03 PM   #3
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Why would you want to cut off his spike?


His asking if thatís normal not that he wants to cut it off.

Yes normal np with the fish.


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Old 02/10/2020, 08:27 PM   #4
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Your Flame Angel is Ok. Keep up the good food and try to put it fat, I have a flame angel for 3 years and I can tell you that it's an excellent fish


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Old 02/10/2020, 09:35 PM   #5
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All angels have the gill spike. It's totally normal.

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Old 02/10/2020, 11:08 PM   #6
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All angels have this


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Old 02/10/2020, 11:18 PM   #7
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I am not convince that the OP does not know that the spikes are normal for Flame angels. He can see that there are multiple spikes and this is the same on both side of the Gil plate. Yes think he asked if he. An safely remove them. , knowing that it is normal.


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The white might be exposed bone. This can be caused by catching fish with nets.
I would certainly strongly advise against cutting the spine off. It's kind of a status or rank symbol for angel fish.

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