Arowana Chin Barbels

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So My large Aro is missing his chin barbels for whatever reason, was like that when I got him.

I've done some reading and from what I found they will grow back depending on the severity of the injury.

What I'd like to know, do any of the Aro keepers have any experience with them losing then regrowing their barbels?

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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Arowana Chin Barbels

lol guess not ... :huh:

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Arowana Chin Barbels

Yea, i figured Paul or streetsmart would have something to say lol

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seanjohn25 replied the topic: Re: Arowana Chin Barbels

I always wondered if they would grow back after falling off. What is the purpose of them, other than looking totally badass?

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Arowana Chin Barbels

I have no idea lol

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seanjohn25 replied the topic: Re: Arowana Chin Barbels

lol hmm. I always tell people they are for his sights, while aiming for something above water haha. Its plausible.

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Arowana Chin Barbels

Hrm, well I looked around a little, and it says they house taste buds of these types of fish, and are used to search for food in murky water.

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DRACO replied the topic: Re: Arowana Chin Barbels

i am not sure what is the function of those whiskers but they do regenerate
if the root nerve is still intact... same is true with the other catfish...
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ehall67 replied the topic: Re: Arowana Chin Barbels

about time paul :P

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Matt replied the topic: Re: Arowana Chin Barbels

That's kind of what I figured, There are little nubs starting to show back up. Guessing he'll be whole again in time lol

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