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dhynes 03-25-2010 06:15 PM

Glass Catfish with curved spine
 
I recently bought 5 glass catfish and 4 are doing well, but one has a curved spine. 30 gallon tank with 15 tetras and 2 plecos

Water parameters:
temp:79
ammonia: 0
nitrites: 0
nitrates: 10
pH: 7.4

When I bought them they were all straight, but one is now in the shape of an "s". It can still swim, but is mostly lethargic and leaning on something.

dhynes 03-25-2010 07:44 PM

I decided to euthanize the fish, he looked like he was really struggling. I have read about tuberculosis and that's what i'm guessing it is now. His coloration was completely normal, but when i woke up he was in the shape of an S. I really hope someone can shed some light on this. They're my favorite fish in the tank.

Thanks!

ockie13 09-07-2010 11:54 AM

ive had the same problem but sadly it proved fatal... just this morning.. apparently mine just grew like that. did yours swim slowly and not realy eat food?


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