Help Neon tetra disease?

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What is the water volume of the tank? 29
How long has the tank been running? 8 weeks
Does it have a filter? 2
Does it have a heater? 2
What is the water temperature?78.6
What is the entire stocking of this tank?
6 glo tetra
14 cardinal tetra
4 super red **** Pleco (2-2 inch, 2-1inch)
Maintenance
How often do you change the water?weekly
How much of the water do you change?10-30%
What do you use to treat your water?prime
Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water?substrate

*Parameters - Very Important
Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?n
What do you use to test the water?master fresh kit
What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.

Ammonia:1ppm
Nitrite:0
Nitrate:5ppm
pH:6.6

Feeding
How often do you feed your fish?2x/day
How much do you feed your fish?pinch
What brand of food do you feed your fish?aqueon trop flake, or dry freeze blood/shrimp, Pleco wafers, lettuce Spinach or cucumber not all at once, change it up
Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods y

Illness & Symptoms
How long have you had this fish?24 hrs
How long ago did you first notice these symptoms?when I got home
In a few words, can you explain the symptoms? The fish has a curvy spine
Have you started any treatment for the illness?n
Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase? Looks like it
How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all?n seems to roll with others

Explain your emergency situation in detail.
So the rest of the cardinal tetra have straight blue and red lines. The one is all curvy. I googled it and came across neon tetra disease. This little guy doesn’t seem to show any of the other symptoms other than this curve. Is this what is happening, should I take him out of the tank, should I just get rid of him, is this even anything I should be concerned with? Any info greatly appreciated thank you guys very much. This is my first tank, first forum, and first post. Wish I was on here before I got the tank, but hindsight is 20-20. Thx
 

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The fish looks pretty healthy otherwise than the spine deformity. NTD is a parasite and if it was in your tank everything you be pretty much dead...

It looks like the fish farm missed a cull.

edit- beautiful tank by the way.
 
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Ok great. Other the the spine, he acts and swims normal, color is good as well, just didn’t Know if was anything I needed to be concerned with. Thanks for kind words and appreciate your time and help!!
 

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