That's what I was wondering too...eklikewhoa wrote: i have been thinking about it and fish like any other animal with feelings will know that it hurts to bump against a wall but if young enough were the bone or stiff internals that make the form of a fish havent developed yet then it would be susceptable to "forming".
I think there's something here too...Or maybe not, I've had artificilly raised eggs into fry and adulthood without this damage. I lost 70% of them, but the survivors didn't have a snub I've had much better survival rate when leaving the fry.eklikewhoa wrote: im thinking the way the male "rolls" the eggs has more to do with it than one might think or even the "wiggler" stage itself.
I can't see this being the case, as I have males that prefer caves facing in all different directions relevant to the current. I also have large caves and small caves. Mind you, I've only got one snubnose, and that was a female which didn't show it until she was 15 months old.eklikewhoa wrote: maybe its the water current forcing itself into the cave and pushing the wigglers up against the back wall or what about cave size?
I just have a very hard time finding a common enviromental factor... Why jsut a few of them and not all if it's enviromental... that's what keeps bugging me.
Then again, why one and not all
I'm still on to this one as you can see