discovery I confirmed
It looked like my Albino rainbow shark was missing part of his protective gill plate the other day. Today it got close enough to the tank glass for me to confirm that it is infact missing part of it. Oddly enough it doesn't seem to be worse for the wear.
I am thinking it was torn either durring netting at the pet shop, or another fish got ahold of it before I got it.
I just found this interesting that the fish doesn't seem to be favoring any body part and will take and chase some of the other fish in the tank.