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Old 05-26-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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Exclamation curved spine?

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one of my male guppies has all of a sudden, got a curved spine, and has lost a shed load of wait. any ideads?
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guppies - Guppy Diseases

List of Guppy diseases. I think you're talking about a vitamin deficiency.
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No problem. FYI just so you are prepared when it gets to that point you have probably already lost the fish and/or will always have it carrying those issues. It's lifespan will be significantly reduced, etc.

Probably just take a look at what you feed and try to vary things more.
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i feed a varied diet, frozen blood worm, brine shrimp and fortified flakes. i was thinking that it was going to be a loss
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A lot of people overfeed the stuff like brine shrimp and bloodworms. They basically are just protein. A good multivitamin flake should be fed 95% of the time. Bloodworms or shrimp once a week at most for fish like guppies.

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My beta had a curved spine and lived a long time after it happened. It got stressed out and kept ramming into stuff... /:
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A lot of people overfeed the stuff like brine shrimp and bloodworms. They basically are just protein. A good multivitamin flake should be fed 95% of the time. Bloodworms or shrimp once a week at most for fish like guppies.

Hope that helps.
they get the BS, 1ce a week, and the BW 1ce every 2 weeks.
the flakes i use are nutrafin Max
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