Will flesh grow back over dorsal fin ray?

Wharf

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I was doing a water change last night and left the siphon behind my Vieja Maculicauda's cave. Anyway when I turned the water on to fill the tank I heard something. A minute later or so in front of the tank I saw that my BB had swam up the siphon and was stuck :WHOA: Anyways, I got him out rather quickly dosed the tank with Stressguard made sure he was okay. After about 20 minutes he was back to being a jerk to the other 2 BB juvies I have in the tank (hoping for a pair). I noticed the flesh was scraped off the front of his first/second ray of his dorsal fin. It scared me at first because his dorsal fin would not fully extend. After a couple hours it was back to its full extension. What a tough dang fish. If it turns out to be a male...he will be named Chuck Norris for sure...back to the point of the thread.
Will the flesh ever recover the front part of the ray?

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Wharf

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Thanks thought as much; however, I have had chunks taken out of dorsals that never healed fully...only the soft point of the posterior fin
 

dan518

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If it's just the flesh, its always healed fully with me. If it damages the actual fin structure or a split goes all the way down then it will always be noticeable.
 
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Wharf

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The little guy or gal is a tough (insert expletive) ! Twenty minutes after the BB was lodged in the siphon he/she commenced his/her reign of control like nothing ever happened. The BB then swam up to me in front of the tank begging for food. The BB was 5 inches deep into the siphon and had to shake it forcibly to dislodge him or her. I don't know if the BB swam up the siphon while I was draining or filling, so I don't know how long the BB was in there. All I know the BB was blasted with warm tap water for at least a few minutes :shocked: I
 
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