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Some info I dug up,

•Lack of Vitamin C - this shows up especially in hatchery raised fish but could happen to wild fish, too, if they have a very poor diet

•Injury when young - an injury to the backbone of a young fish could cause them to grow with a curved or deformed spine if the injury is not too severe.

•Birth defects - much like people, fish can hatch from the egg with a defect in the spine that causes the curved spine. If it is geneteic, it can be passed on to their offspring.

•Severe changes in temperature while in the egg - if there are severe water temperature changes after the eggs are laid it can cause this deformity. This happens more often in hatchery raised fish but can happen in the wild.

•Parasites - there is some evidence parasites are causing deformities

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I work at a salmon hatchery in alaska and you would be surprised how many freaks we get. I have seen lots of fish like that at the fry stage, some are even at a 90 degree angle.

Here was a triclops I found-


We see a lot of these guys too, tiny little footballs-


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