Has anyone had this happen
Posted 14 February 2011 - 03:02 AM
Thanks Coolwind ::
Posted 14 February 2011 - 04:12 PM
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:09 AM
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:52 AM
I Will just have to love her as is & breed her on LOL as i dont think she will pass it on to her babys you tell me ? I want to thank everyone on her too for being such nice people & putting up with a over the hill learner LOL
Posted 16 February 2011 - 05:59 PM
one of our koi has had a bent tail for a few years now but this season once the ice melted off the pond the tail is bend all the way sideways? what causes this?
I'm sorry about your koi. Bent tails occur pretty frequently. Some fish are born that way. If not, then it can result from physical injury, vitamin deficiency, electrocution (such as a shorted out pump in the pond or even lightning), or fish tuberculosis (which usually comes with other symptoms like either anorexia or tumors).
Why is My Fish Bent?
Here are some reasons a fish may develop a bent spine.
* If born that way, the fish may have a genetic abnormality.
* If born that way, the fish may have incurred a developmental problem while growing inside the egg. This could be related to diseases, temperature, injury, etc.
* If the fish was shocked via a faulty heater, pump, etc. or via lighting (striking a pond or surging through a house), this can result in a bent spine.
* A severe injury can bend the spine. Normally though if broken, the fish would die right away.
* Fish tuberculosis sometimes results in a gradual development of the curvature of the spine. I have seen this often in zebra danios but also in a golden orfe and a few other species. A fish with this condition (fish tuberculosis with a bent spine) is often also anorexic.
* Certain vitamin deficiences can result in spine curvature.
* It seems that many fish nearing the ends of their lives get bent spines which usually match one of the above problems but sometimes do not.
I'm afraid it can't be undone but the koi can still live a pretty normal life if he can still swim around.
Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:08 PM
A lady donated a koi to me last year,some may remember it had a slight bend in the tail it died.BUT it was a young fish.
Has anyone had this happen
So I'm not saying yours will die,just passin on my experience. good luck to her!
Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:54 PM
Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:58 AM
Thank you Greg
Edited by coolwind2003a, 24 February 2011 - 06:01 AM.
Posted 05 March 2011 - 05:21 PM
1) One koi got a bent spine when it was netted. It was a proper koi net, caught by a professional, the koi was not lifted in the net. It just happened, no one could have predicted it. We gave the koi away, after calling it spaz because it swam weird for obvious reasons. That customer still has it and says he's doing great and only swims weird when he moves fast.
2) Occasionally a koi gets bent in the shipping bag. Some straighten out in a few weeks, sometimes they don't. I've seen this 3-4 times in 11 years..
3) I had one of my own developed a bend from one day to the next in my indoor pond over winter. There is no pumps or anything giving electricity in the water. My guess would be it got startled and pinched a muscle in it's back and is now bent. That was 2 years ago on a 22" koi...she's just fine, just a bit crooked.
Everyone eats a hugely varied diet so a deficiency is very unlikely. FYI, i had a heater years ago that cracked and made a current in the water. The only noticeable thing was all the koi at one end of the tank looking freaked out. As soon as i put my hand in the water near the heater i could feel the current but it didn't kill or otherwise hurt anyone.
Sometimes it just happens...my best guess is the majority got startled and pinched a nerve or muscle in it's back. If it's a baby, that's a different story, it's just deformed from genetics most likely.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 11:28 AM
I also heard it can be high levels of nitrogen in the water. Anyone else heard that?
Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:24 PM
Posted 20 February 2012 - 04:16 PM
**Electricution by lightning or even shock from faulty electrical equipment (e.g. submersible pumps) is documented to cause spinal trauma in fish. Affected fish display kinked backs, can swim erratically, and display buoyancy problems.
** Scoliosis can result from vitamin C or tryptophan deficiency. Other causes include spinal trauma, muscle damage, organophosphate toxicity, and arsenic exposure (e.g. pressure treated lumber).
**and sometimes it may be a poor genetics thing.
THERES SOMETHING FISHY ABOUT THIS FORUM!
Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:09 PM
Naturally, its my favorite little guy!!!