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I'm posting like it's my job so I'm sorry if it's getting tiresome, but I have another question. I've noticed a recently purchased albino cory has a curved spine, something I didn't see before. Whether it's a new development or "pre-existing condition" I can't say. In any case, I've quarantined her. My question is whether I can safely put new purchases in the QT or do I need to wait for her to die. In other words, are deformities usually symptomatic of communicable disease? My hunch is that they're not, but I have a longstanding history of proving myself wrong that way.

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It really depends on what's causing the deformed spine. A genetic defect wouldn't be contagious, but viral causes/fish TB (which can cause curved spines) can be extremely contagious.

Since 5-10gal tanks are not expensive, I'd probably get a new QT tank.
 
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