Gill cover is bent?!

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I've recently noticed the gill cover on the rite side of my oscar is bent, it looks as if it's been peeled back. I've never seen this before and have looked all over the Internet for some answer's and have found nothing...I was hoping some one could give me an idea.
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OFL replied the topic: Gill cover is bent?!

Welcome to our community. Sounds like it may have got caught on something, or maybe bashed itself, difficult to say. It's not something I have seen either so to be honest we will be shooting in the dark when it comes to advice. Are any of the gill filaments exposed? As long as the internal workings of the fishes gill are not damaged then I would think the fish will be okay. You should be able to see if there's any problems, if the fish is having problems breathing should be quite evident. Maybe you could take a photo or video for us.

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Rocksor replied the topic: Gill cover is bent?!

I've seen this happen to arowanas, and there isn't much you can do to get it back into place. The fish will be fine as long as nothing hits the gills.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Gill cover is bent?!

Hello and welcome to the site. How old/big is your Oscar?


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boatlessfishergirl replied the topic: Gill cover is bent?!

Thanks. I'm always on this forum, so I figured I should become part of it :) My oscar is breathing fine, and the actual gills seem fine. I would have had a picture up but I can't figure out how to post a picture...I'm horrible with electronics. He's a little over a year old and is 10 inch long.
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DRACO replied the topic: Gill cover is bent?!

if the fish is doing fine and eat voraciously... don't worry that much!
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