[Zbrafish] Mouth deformation
(by Christian.Lawrence from childrens.harvard.edu)
Mon Mar 30 09:26:58 EST 2009
Yes, we see it from time to time. I believe that it is indeed the lower jaw getting dislodged initially. I think it is likely that there is some underlying genetic factor involved because when we do see these fish - and it isn't often - there will usually be a few fish in the same tank that develop this over time.
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christian.lawrence from childrens.harvard.edu
On 3/30/09 4:18 AM, "AKC" <challa.anilkumar from gmail.com> wrote:
In the last couple of days I observed that a fish in one of my tanks
have developed a strange mouth deformation. The first thing I noticed
was that the fish has its mouth open all the time. When I observed
closely it seemed like the lower jaw bones got dislodged.
I couldn't take good pictures, so I took this short video:
The fish with the deformity is nearer to the camera when the movie
begins. I tried to maintain focus on the same fish.
Does anyone know what the problem with this fish is?
Thanks in advance.
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