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Bent fish.

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by Tokay, Jul 4, 2009.


  1. Tokay

    Tokay PetForums Newbie

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    This question is on behalf of my sister who has tropical fish. She has a 4ft well established tank with relatively few fish in it (approx 10 tetra size fish) but on adding a couple of new fish they seem, in turn, to be developing a hunchbacked or `kinked` body. I`ve looked on the internet but it`s just made me more confused with all the scientific talk. Any ideas as to the cause that can be easily explained?
     
  2. PoisonGirl

    PoisonGirl Banned

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    I had a tetra who was like that, he was like that when I got him but when the guy noticed he gave me 2 extra fish free. It died. I have no idea what was wrong with it though, and the rest were ok.
    Not much help, sorry!

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  3. shortbackandsides

    shortbackandsides PetForums VIP

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    one or two of my 4 year old danio`s are like it,i wouldnt worry:)maybe its a sign of maturity???:D
     
  4. Tokay

    Tokay PetForums Newbie

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    Why would the fish that were previously ok start to bend though once a bent one was added to the tank? It seems to be something that`s spreading.
     
  5. clothahump

    clothahump PetForums Newbie

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    Fish suffer from TB which causes spinal deformity, that and the lack of proper nutrition are the two causes of bent fish.
     
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    AngusChild PetForums Junior

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    one of my 7 week old platty fry has it
     
  8. clothahump

    clothahump PetForums Newbie

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    One out of how many? are you feeding good quality food that has not been hanging around for ages?
     
  9. AngusChild

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    only 1 of them has it, they are fed tetra min, and occasional blood worm
     
  10. clothahump

    clothahump PetForums Newbie

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    I would be tempted to euthanise it as it will just suffer, keep an eye on the rest.
     
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