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    Default Diagnosis needed... any chiropractors in the house?

    Ok, now that I'm on this little kick on deformed/disfigured salmon, here's another one I thought I should share.

    This fish managed to survive to adulthood and grow to a decent size for an early run Russian fish. Swam all the way up the Kenai only to be intercepted on the Russian only to end up in my Weber.
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    Ugh, looks like fish tuberculosis, just going by it's crooked back. But if it lived that long then it probably just suffered an injury as a smolt.

    Fish TB is some crazy stuff though. Transmissible to humans, though I've only heard about it in the aquarium trade. I'm no expert but I wouldn't eat anything but a 'normal' looking fish.

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    Fish TB? Are you talking Mycobacterium?
    I'd guess early trauma deformity. Also could be a spinal developmental deformity- they occur in a very small % of fry and [they] usually don't make it... but you ate the choo choo that could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zissou View Post
    Ugh, looks like fish tuberculosis, just going by it's crooked back. But if it lived that long then it probably just suffered an injury as a smolt.

    Fish TB is some crazy stuff though. Transmissible to humans, though I've only heard about it in the aquarium trade. I'm no expert but I wouldn't eat anything but a 'normal' looking fish.
    Oh.... also could be Nitrogen sarcosis, aka "crazy eye"

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    Default RaRoh Shaggy

    FishNPhysician,

    did you look or feel like this after eating it
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