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    Hi - I'm new at this! My fancy goldfish's spine seems to be curving and he's having trouble swimming (starting to float upside down). Does anyone know what he could have? If so, what can I give him to make him better, if anything? HELP!!

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    Could be old age, How old is he?

    If not could be Fish TB this is very dangerous, do not put any bare cuts in the water as in can pass onto humans. If it is i think its best to euthansize the fish to stop it spreading to your other fishes.

    Read this link http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/disease/tbc.php

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    Thanks so much! I purchased the fish about 6 mos. ago and he is definitely a younger fish. I had no idea that this could spread to humans. YIKES! He's also my favorite...

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    i also agree with tolley.its the best thing
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    Sounds like Scoliosis - curving of the spine due to bad nutrition (could have been when he was born)
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    Read through the link it might not be.

    Good post Jess i forgot about that.

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    Tolley, I read the link and it was quite helpful. I had introduced (about 2 mos. ago) a new goldfish. He died with a curved spine about 5 days after I bought him. No one at the fish store seemed to have any advice for me. So, I purchased another. It died of the same thing very quickly again. I now have new fish (5 black tetras, 6 blood finned tetras) all in the tank with my goldie. They've all been healthy for a couple of mos. The goldie is actually swimming quite heartily at the moment. Although, I've noticed that his skin in some spots, is light purple in colour. The curve (end of and before the actual fanned out tail begins) is imperceptibly curving. I should point out that I'm not sure if that light purple colour was there before. However, after reading the article, I noticed his skin colour. I also don't see bumps as desribed in the article. So, do you think I should give him another day just to be sure? I would think it will worsen at a quick rate now, if indeed, that is what he has? Then, as the article suggests, I should probably 'clean out' the tank entirely.

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    Go for it. Do a large waterchange and watch the other fishes behaviour.

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    Thanks Tolley! I change my water religiously once a week at 20%. Just changed it again today along with a scrub down of the walls and gravel washing with the water pump. (I do this every week as well) I clean my decorations too. I have two sets and put the clean, dry ones in after my water change. One thing that I do which may not be the best (I haven't seen any bad results so far), I clean the decorations with a little bleach in the water. I rinse the decorations thoroughly and let them dry until the next week. Do you think this is a bad idea?

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    PS - This is a fantastically helpful forum and I thank everyone for their help!

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