Twig Catfish Spine Condition

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Murg7

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Was curious what condition this would be. Bought him at my lfs a while ago and hadn't looked into what this might be or if it will hurt the fish yet.
 

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Maybe an injury during capture? I had a kuhli loach that had a more pronounced "kink" that gradually got much less notable. It seemed to live a normal lifespan while I had it, ~8 years (rehomed to move).

There are some diseases & old age that can cause spine deformities sometimes. But from what I've seen (on shorter bodied fish), it's more close to the dorsal fin area.

Does it eat well & seem healthy otherwise? If so, I wouldn't be overly worried.
 

Murg7

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Maybe an injury during capture? I had a kuhli loach that had a more pronounced "kink" that gradually got much less notable. It seemed to live a normal lifespan while I had it, ~8 years (rehomed to move).

There are some diseases & old age that can cause spine deformities sometimes. But from what I've seen (on shorter bodied fish), it's more close to the dorsal fin area.

Does it eat well & seem healthy otherwise? If so, I wouldn't be overly worried.
It doesn't really act any different from my other twig catfish, still eats the same, still gets around alright.
 
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