Male Mandarin with a odd tail

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  1. madmatt

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    Hi guys.
    I got a mandarin about a month back from a fellow reefer on mass.Shutting down his tank.
    From the day I got the little guy 4-5cm big.
    He's always had a odd bend crick in his tail.
    I didn't take any worry to it but now I sometimes see it looks like a knot or ball at the bases of his tail.
    He seems healthy to me.swims all over tank always picking at the rocks
    Nobody bugs him or chases him.
    He seems very up.
    I'm just interested if someone can tell me what it is or how it would happen.

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  3. archiecrain

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    might have been when he was caught in the wild......

    One of the freaquent capture methods is to use a min spear to catch them, might have caused spinal damage.

    If you is eating and swimming and looking well then it isnt a problem.
     
  4. Barracuda

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    Aren't mandarins comercially bred like clowns? I know genetic mutations do occur and in the wild only the strong survive, or it could just be an old injury.
     

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