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Old 01-24-2013, 03:03 PM   #51 
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I was just wondering. You posted before/after pictures and the after ones she definitely has a red stripe down her side.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:17 PM   #52 
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I was just wondering. You posted before/after pictures and the after ones she definitely has a red stripe down her side.
that girl with red stripe is my super red girl check again
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:01 PM   #53 
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So... Curved spine?
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:11 PM   #54 
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No, I was talking about the set of four pictures Mirage23 posted.

A curved spine... The only things I know that cause that is TB and sometimes bloating or fin damage. The curved spine isn't normal but it may just have to do with the bloating... You said it isn't curved when she's not bloated, correct?
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:17 PM   #55 
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curve = Fish TB (doubt it), internal parasites (not if she has normal poop), genetic defect (not likely at this point), damage in shipping, malnutrition.

Topfin pellets aren't good quality. I'd look for another pellet whose first two or three ingredients are whole fish, not fish meal or wheat.

I would definitely cup during feeding if she's this piggy. I think the piggy is enough to cause the bloating issues so if it goes away with the epsoms and her poop is normal I don't think there's any further concern.

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Old 01-24-2013, 10:09 PM   #56 
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Yeah i was planning on changing pellets soon. She didn't used to be piggy. Silly fish. Now that her stomach isn't huge her spine straightened out. And yes she only has a curved spine when she is bloated
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:10 PM   #57 
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Thank you guys so much and thanks Callistra for looking at this for me
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #58 
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She's still round on one side and curved spine...
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Other than that, she seems happy but I'm still worried about her side being swollen. It curves her spine
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #60 
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My guy had a curved spine while he was bloated. After the bloating went down, his spine returned to normal. (I figured that either the bloat was probably hurting him so he twisted himself in an effort to relieve it, or else the bloating itself was pulling his spine out of alignment.) He's fine now....
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