06-09-2009, 01:51 AM
| || | Curved spine - what is this?
I have a soft spot for the fish that normally wont be purchased. I had been batting around the ideas of getting rainbowfish. I was browsing through petsmart and found a rainbowfish that had a deformed spine and decided i would take the plunge and get into rainbows. I bought it and brought it home. while i was floating the bag in the water i decided to research the spine deal online. I saw a lot of stuff about fish tuberculosis and how it was highly transmitable and everything. It freaked me out that the fish may have that. I decided it was in my best interest to return the fish and keep from possibly introducing it to my tank. Now, in the past i had always heard it was just a birth defect and it would not alter the fish's life. I was scared and returned it anyways. Is there any way to know what it is or differenciate between teh two?