Fang Blenny crooked spine?

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Sharkbait19

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Hello,
I purchased a captive bred fang blenny from the lfs today, and noticed that it’s head is constantly cocked to the right. Is this how they normally look or could it’s spine be slightly deformed? It otherwise swims and eats normally.
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Yeah,,, that's weird, if it's always like that.
I see you've got yourself a "batch" of different blennies now so you know that's not a typical trait (((and I'll go out on a limb and guess this one species hasn't evolved to be that way))).

Hopefully just a non-life-threatening birth defect or injury and he'll be fine,,, with a cool little quirk.
 

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So I watched mine for quite awhile and I can see similar to what you described. He is swimming one direction but then is able to turn his head slightly in another direction. It's almost like he has a neck as part of his body.
 
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