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Old 08-06-2016, 04:26 PM   #1
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Question Molly's back bent

Hello my name is Laurie and I am new to this site. I have an established 40 gallon tank with a Molly fish that's Junior age. My Molly (after being bullied by more aggressive and larger Mollies that are now removed) all of a sudden his back is curved. I believe it's a genetic disease because it's mother had the same problem. Does anyone have any advice or help that you can give me? From what I have read on the Internet, it's either genetic or TB. I really love this fish, and I've had it since it was born. So, the situation really bothers me!! Advice?
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Hi, welcome to the forum. If it was TB you would hopefully see some other signs of infection (same as if in humans). If just a bent back then could be just genetics or I've found this can happen with old age or after females give birth. No cure known that I'm aware of.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to reply to me. I greatly appreciate your help!
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No worries, hope all goes well with your fish. I've seen a couple with I guess you could say poor genetics and they still get around fine (I don't breed/sell so they don't go anywhere).
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