Yesterday i have noticed that one of my female platies got a curved spine. All of the other fish are fine except her. Any suggestions on what to do with her? I have quarantined her but that's about it.
I had a convict that had gotten stuck in a decoration when he was little and had broken his spine. He was forever crooked and spent most his time on his side. He ate normally and swam as normally as possible. He lived about 6 years like that and grew to about 8 inches. Sometimes things just happen and the fish adapts or sometimes they don't.
I can't say that the curved spine isn't caused by an illness so I'd keep an eye on it. But if it's not necessarily a death sentence.
Has the fish been like that for a long time, or did it suddenly develop? I have a platy with a similar symptom, but it has been like that since it was born. I didn't think he would last that long but he's developing just fine and growing normally. He just looks weird. I just figured it was either a birth defect or caused by damage early in life.