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Old 07-24-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Guppy oddly shaped?

So I've had this female guppy for a while now and she gave birth a couple of months ago and she hasn't shown signs of being pregnant or giving birth since then and now she is oddly shaped and she won't straighten out heres a picture of her

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Old 07-24-2012, 11:17 PM   #2
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IME it's a curved spine (don't know the proper name) one of my guppies developed this after her last drop. I believe it can be caused by either carrying a heavy load (fry) or poor nutrition. I know this is not the greatest answer but I hope it helped. Maybe someone with more experience with this could help. Try contacting a mod to see if you could get the thread moved to "unhealthy fish" to get more answers. Best of luck!
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:20 PM   #3
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IME it's a curved spine (don't know the proper name) one of my guppies developed this after her last drop. I believe it can be caused by either carrying a heavy load (fry) or poor nutrition. I know this is not the greatest answer but I hope it helped. Maybe someone with more experience with this could help. Try contacting a mod to see if you could get the thread moved to "unhealthy fish" to get more answers. Best of luck!
Thanks! So is it best to euthinize her?
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I honestly couldn't give you the best answer for that, I'm sorry! I do not if the gup will heal or not. I am dealing with this as well and cannot bring myself to euthanizing her. I do not know the effects of a curved spine long term.
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She can probably live like that. I had a female that had a spine that look like a "v" but sadly Columnaris took her, along with 20 other of my guppies. She could swim just fine.
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I honestly couldn't give you the best answer for that, I'm sorry! I do not if the gup will heal or not. I am dealing with this as well and cannot bring myself to euthanizing her. I do not know the effects of a curved spine long term.
Thanks anyway maybe you'll find answers for your guppy to!


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She can probably live like that. I had a female that had a spine that look like a "v" but sadly Columnaris took her, along with 20 other of my guppies. She could swim just fine.
I forgot to mention when she poops its really thick and she usually swims around with it hanging on still until it falls and she's like rocking in the water as she swims.
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I forgot to mention when she poops its really thick and she usually swims around with it hanging on still until it falls and she's like rocking in the water as she swims.
That doesn't sound good..
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Thanks! So is it best to euthinize her?
You can enthinize her but it all depends. This deformation will affect some of her fry. If it doesn't look good. IE the poo and the rocking then it might be the best option. To do this take a glass of tank water and put her in it. Then put it in the freezer or fridge and the coldness will send her to sleep. Good luck!
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You can enthinize her but it all depends. This deformation will affect some of her fry. If it doesn't look good. IE the poo and the rocking then it might be the best option. To do this take a glass of tank water and put her in it. Then put it in the freezer or fridge and the coldness will send her to sleep. Good luck!
I thought if you put her in oil it will kill her.... Is it olive oil I can use
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To humanely euthanize a fish, the freezer is the best way. The cold from the freezing water will cause the guppies body temp to drop low enough to where the fish will become unconscious and eventually die. Its almost like them falling asleep and just staying asleep.
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