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Old 13th March 2011   #1
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The little hatchling that has the broken tail I have noticed has a black dot on one side of its body. I presume its the heart, however none of the other hatchlings show this. Only this one.
I have uploaded my lated pics on another thread but was curious as to what anyone thougt about the black dot, why one has it and others dont.

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Old 13th March 2011   #2
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Its hard to see what you are talking about in the pictures - I can see a dot in the 2nd picture of it, and I think that's what you are talking about. I believe that is likely just some pigmentation or maybe the kidney? However, since only one has it, I'd say pigment is more likely There's some anatomy on this page:

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Old 14th March 2011   #3
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Its hard to see what you are talking about in the pictures - I can see a dot in the 2nd picture of it, and I think that's what you are talking about. I believe that is likely just some pigmentation or maybe the kidney? However, since only one has it, I'd say pigment is more likely There's some anatomy on this page:

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this is the pics i was talking about

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In all the photos I see the red organ(which is either the heart or the liver), but only in the second photo did a see a black dot, but it was hard to tell if that was THE dot or food that got in the picture. If that's the dot you are talking about, I'd say pigment is more likely than an organ. The heart is further up towards the head from the link I posted about anatomy.



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Mine hatchlings all have the red spot; I assumed that's the heart. So I don't think he means that as a black spot I can't see a black spot either, though.



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Mine hatchlings all have the red spot; I assumed that's the heart. So I don't think he means that as a black spot I can't see a black spot either, though.

sorry, but it looks black to me thats why i called it a black spot.
I did think it was the heart but strange this one is really obvious but none of the others is visible.



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The red spot on the side is spleen. If you want to see the heart look from underneath (nearly in the neck) with a magnifying glass. You can see the heartbeat.



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Hmm, do you mean this little dot?:
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how can no one see the black spot, its huge and so obvious


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Hate to break it to you but that's red and it's the heart. It kind of needs that to live?



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Oh that huge... red... thing. I thought it was the stomach or so.... When they eat life brine shrimp it will turn bigger and more 'orange' :P



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The red spot on the side is spleen. If you want to see the heart look from underneath (nearly in the neck) with a magnifying glass. You can see the heartbeat.
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