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    Since there are a lot of questions regarding gill curl operation, I have decided to make a pictorial step by step guide. I hope everybody can learn from this.

    The Aro is a 2 year old RTG which developed gill curl 2 weeks after placing it in a 75 gallons coming from a 5' x 2' tank.

    Here is the aro.
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    The following things are needed:

    Basin
    A good pair of scissors
    Transmore or Oil of cloves
    Net or plastic bag big enough for the aro
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    You can catch the aro by using a net(if small enough) or you can use a plastic bag which is big enough. Just be careful that it does not jump out.
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    Place the aro in a basin with water coming from its tank. You have to be careful that it does not jump put. You can prevent this by covering the basin with a towel.
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    Slowly add Transmore or Oil of Cloves until the aro is groggy or sleeping. The aro is asleep when it turns upside down.
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    Sleeping RTG.

    This could be also a good time to measure your aro. This 2 year old RTG is now 16" long
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    This is also a good time to take pictures of your aro in its natural color
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    You can start trimming from the top and work your way to the bottom. Just follow the contour of the gill
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    The cut portion.

    If the curl is too much, you may have to cut some of the hard portion also.
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    You also have to feel the gill plate if there are still some curl left, If you can feel some, cut that portion until you can feel nothing. But in small portions only. Do not over do it.
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