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> Swollen and scarred lips on males, Is it only found on tank raised fish?
post Aug 8 2006, 07:54 AM
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G'day Guys,

I just thought I would ask for other people's observations on this one. I got the idea from my own observations and a comment that Klaus made in another thread.

Like Klaus has said, his males get scar tissue build up on their lips from excessive liplocking. My males get the same appearance, mainly only the dominant ones though. This appearance however is limited to my tank bred Ts. My wild caughts have none of this scar tissue on their lips whatsoever.

My theory is that in the lake, males have the increased ability to retreat a confrontation whereas in a tank they are limited by space and more often stand and fight. Therefore they get more scar tissue build up.

Does anyone else notice that this feature is limited to their tank bred Ts or is it just limited to my colony?

I know this topic isn't serious as such, I just would be interested in other people's observations thumbsup.gif .


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post Aug 8 2006, 08:28 PM
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sounds a lot like some human males i have seen fies010.gif !!!!

luckily us men don't lock lips when we show who is stronger!!!

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