Regeneration in Discus
By Peter Lee
Tattered appearance to dorsal, anal, and caudal fins is due
to "fin rot" which developed
immediately after being received in shipping May 2001 when
this fish was less than 2" standard length.
Discus was treated for degenerating fins at that time -
lesions healed and fish regained health quickly and grew to ~5.5" total
length but it never lost the tattered appearance to its fins.
pre-procedure, in tank 3/9/02
caudal fin split to ~1.5cm from caudal peduncle - "forked"
anesthesized with tricaine, on table 3/9/02
immediately after revival, caudal fin clipped
edge view of clipped caudal fin, 3/9/02
caudal fin, 3/12/02
caudal fin, 3/15/02
caudal fin, 3/18/02
caudal fin, 3/21/02
caudal fin, 3/24/02
caudal fin, 3/27/02
caudal fin, 3/31/02
caudal fin, 4/2/02
caudal fin, 4/8/02