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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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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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