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Cardinal tetra with curved spine!!??

Discussion in 'Cyprinids, Characins and Atherinids' started by Renzo77, May 22, 2019.

  1. Renzo77

    Renzo77 New Member

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    One of my cardinal tetras i've noticed has a curved spine and I've only just noticed. It was a bit subtle and i was only able to notice it after a closer look so i don't know when this started.

    20 gallon tank

    Ammonia - 0.2ppm
    Nitrites - 0ppm
    Nitrates - 40ppm

    Tank mates: Amano shrimp

    It's still eating and is still quite active. I heard it could be a disease or some kind of genetic problem
    Should I quarantine it? euthanise it?
    I want euthanisation to be the very last option
     

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    Deanasue Fish Herder
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    Can be a sign of TB (Tuberculoses) too.

    If a fish has a bent or curved spine, it is most likely infected with a Gram-positive mycobacteria (Mycobacterium marinum or M. fortuitum). This is commonly referred to as fish tuberculosis, piscine tuberculosis, acid-fast disease or granuloma disease. From Pet Central.
     
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    post a video and clear picture of the fish when it isn't swimming.
     

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