Originally Posted by cajunamy
did it just suddenly bend or has he always been that way?
I had a fish recently die on me, he developed a bent spine just like that overnight. I think he got stuck under something in his tank and it deformed him, causing him to die also.
TB will usually have sores and other symptoms.
Well he wasn't like this about 2~3 weeks ago (from memory and iphone photos without date).
I am sorry to hear about the loss =(
He doesn't have any sores from what I see. I only see damaged fins (refer to first post).
Originally Posted by Myates
TB you usually have loss of scales and lesions..
It could be from an injury or possibly even scoliosis.. with scoliosis you tend to have reduced growth, and anorexia (lack or loss of appetite).
So my guess is either scoliosis, or he isn't getting enough nutrition and vitamins- which can cause this (curved spine (scoliosis), low fish weight, anorexia). How much and of what are you feeding him?
I usually to feed him about a pellet Mon. - Thurs., 1 bloodworm Friday, and a few pieces from a brineshrimp cube on saturday when I change his water 100%)
For the past 2 weeks, I've been giving him 1 bloodworm a day, except Sunday, for his tail to grow back.
I remember he used to be bloated 2~3 times, and had to cut back on his consumption on bloodworms for awhile (read somewhere freeze dried blood worm causes him to be bloated)
Possible I'm wasn't feeding him enough? I did have a betta that I fed 2 pellets a day, and he ended up being constipated and got dropsy after...