Has anybody experienced this? I bought a pair of oregon red spotted last year and the female developed 3 hard lumps and died before i could get her to the vet and the male looks like he hasn't got a back bone, he just twists, it horrible.

They were both kept separately with other garters which are all fine, and they are all fed on a mixture of pinkies and fresh trout.

It seems to me like she absorbed the calcium into like rickets and he isn't absorbing it at all. I am now trying UV light on him to see if that will help.

Has anyone got any ideas?