Kinked Micro

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I've had 5 micros for a couple of months now and one of them (the largest) has developed a kinked body. I recently found that they were full of tapeworms and after treating the tank was full of dead worms. Could the worms consuming the nutrients the fish needed as it was growing have caused the kinked body? It wasn't kinked when I got it. Is there any chance of it straightening out?

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Gaz_ham

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It's more common than you would think. I've heard it being put down to in breeding, physical damage to the fish somehow or malnutrition.
 

Madou

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Are we talking about the one on the bottom left?
He looks to have a broken back if anything.

I'm sorry, my English's getting better, but there are still a few words I can't put into context, and "kink" is one I have never used for fish. ;)
 
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Madou

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Yes, the one on the bottom left.
I see only 3 possibilities, but i'm no expert:
- Broken back
- scoliosis
- inbreeding
 
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