Kuhli Loach Deformity?

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I have a few kuhli loaches in my 29 gallon. The others are doing well, eating, growing, etc. But one seems to have a deformity of sorts. Instead of swimming at the bottom he sort of just curls up and squirms around. I haven’t noticed any growth but it seems he has been eating since he’s lasted around two months now. I’m not sure if I should leave him be or maybe euthanize him. Anything I can do for him? Anyone seen this before? The other fish don’t pick on him or anything so no worries there. No further concerns, water quality is pristine, just never seen something like this before. He was like this since I first got him. Mind the blue-green algae in the photo, I’ve got a Cyanobacteria bloom at the moment. But that’s for another thread.
 

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I definitely haven’t seen that before, poor guy. It just depends on how he’s acting. If he’s still able to eat and at least move a little and doesn’t seem stressed than I’d leave him be. But if he’s struggling a lot I think it would be best to put him down.

Humane method of Euthanasia for sick fish | Freshwater Fish Disease 48332 Here’s a thread that’s covers euthanasia if you decide that’s the best fate for him. Best of luck
 
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erinw347 said:
I definitely haven’t seen that before, poor guy. It just depends on how he’s acting. If he’s still able to eat and at least move a little and doesn’t seem stressed than I’d leave him be. But if he’s struggling a lot I think it would be best to put him down.

Humane method of Euthanasia for sick fish | Freshwater Fish Disease 48332 Here’s a thread that’s covers euthanasia if you decide that’s the best fate for him. Best of luck
Thanks! He doesn’t seem to be super stressed but he isn’t able to control his movements it seems. A bit thin but otherwise not bad. He’s usually out in the open so I think I’ll try to move him over to a more planted part of the tank and I’m sure it’ll be a lot more comfortable.
 

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looks like his spine is crooked. if i breed this fish i would of culled it and not allowed it to be sold, but now you have it its up to you what you do with it.
 

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