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Old 10-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #1 
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DT Betta Baby w/ Bent Spine?

So the vertically-swimming betta baby I got didn't make it, and I was able to exchange, and I spotted a DT. It has a slightly crooked spine (well, I'm not sure what's considered "slight") but so far, it doesn't look like it has any trouble swimming. What will happen as it grows bigger? Will the condition get worse/better/stay the same?

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:13 PM   #2 
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might you have pictures? :V

mmmm.... i've seen bent spines straighten out as they age, but it's really hard to say for sure. if it has trouble swimming, keep the water level a little lower, so it doesn't have far to swim.... i'm honestly not sure whate else to suggest. :I since it's a baby...
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:17 PM   #3 
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all the dt babies at petco seems to be bent spine culls...
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all the dt babies at petco seems to be bent spine culls...
I've only seen one baby DT in both the Petcos I visit, but so far, yea ):
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it seems worse from teh side, since the little guy's see-through. from the top, he reminds me of a DT gal i had. you could see her.... i dunno what they were. but she had a visible lump near her tail, just like yours. lived happily for a long while despite it. didn't hurt her one bit.

he's a cutie, that's for sure. when you say 'trouble swimming', does he sink, float, or just... not swim well at all?
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Oh, no, he doesn't have any trouble swimming, thankfully! Is it a male? Cuz I have noo idea lol
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he actually looks ok... the one I saw had a giant hunched back...
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he actually looks ok... the one I saw had a giant hunched back...
I feel bad for really deformed babies...virtually no chance to survive if they aren't culled...
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i've seen a betta with a spine bent worse than this boy's, on another forum. he was a baby, and the breeder decided to give him a chance, rather than cull him early. by the time he was able to be adopted out, you couldn't even tell his spine was bent bad! i mean, he was almost S-shaped as a baby, and straightened out almost perfectly. :V but, not every baby's gonna grow out of that bend. :I that's why they cull them.
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