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Dojo barbel extensions?!

Posted By: Nicki <Nickiw@aol.com>
Date: Monday, 3 May 1999, at 7:52 a.m.

Hi everyone,

Just a question for all you weather loach lovers - I notice on one of mine, a female, she has a kind of extension to one of her lower long barbels. It is only about 3-4mm long and looks as if the bottom of the barbel is divided in 2.

Has anyone else noticed this on any of their dojo, or any other loach come to that? I have never noticed it before. Maybe it's genetic?

In my loaches case, it is definately not due to injury - maybe it's just one of natures many deviations!

Best Wishes, Nicki