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Old 07/10/2019, 03:35 AM   #1
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Longfin Clownfish no head deformities?

Recently, at an LFS, I noticed something interesting about the longfin clownfish: none of them had the typical "mops-face" head deformities (short upper jaw) you generally see at least to some degree with normal captive-bred anemonefish or designer clowns.
It's the same with the two DD has right now for sale: no short upper jaw or short faces, but rather the opposite:



Maybe this could point towards the cause of the head deformities?


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Old 07/10/2019, 06:44 AM   #2
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The head and dorsal fin look beautiful on this fish. Just like WC IMO.


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Old 07/10/2019, 10:27 AM   #3
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I've noticed less deformities with Ocellaris in general, particularly the dorsal fin. Most captive-bred Percula have rounded and shorter dorsal fins.


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Old 07/11/2019, 10:12 PM   #4
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In my experience as a breeder, the head deformities,(short faces, flared gills, etc.) were all water quality related.
As soon as I started doing daily water changes all my head deformities and 99% of my mis-bars went away.


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