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Old 10-11-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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guppy with red spot

Hi can anyone tell me whats wrong with my guppy. I noticed a small red spot on his tail a week ago and thought nothing of it. That has since grown on one side. I read it might be septicemia but id like a 2nd opinion before i start treating. What meds would i need? Thanks

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Old 10-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #2
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its not septicemia, as this runs like veins over the fins.
iv looked at many different things to help you, bu the only thing i find is a dermocystidium or maybe a redworm? what does it look like, parasite, wound or pattern? xx
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:03 PM   #3
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No its more like a red blemish its on both sides and has got bigger on one side. We had a neon die with pop eye about a week or so ago so i think it might be bacterial. We have just been to the lfs and read through all the meds i just treated with myaxin and will see how it goes. He seems healthy enough, chasing the girls round etc
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:20 PM   #4
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It doesnt look like a parasite or wound... I dont know what u mean by patter
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:58 PM   #5
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pattern as in genetic spots of colour on the tail like the blue tail with the black edge etc
if it gets better or leaves let us know or please post a clearer pic.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:42 PM   #6
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No its definatley not pattern he didnt have it when we bought him. Ill keep u posted and try sort out a decent camera. Thanks
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has it enlargened or shifted in any way? how is the fishes health? x
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:57 PM   #8
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Hi, the spot seems to be fading a little but im not sure its still visible enough. Healthwise the guppy seems fine he hasnt shown any signs of ill health at all. Ill leep on with the treatment and let u know in a few days. Thanks alot
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #9
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1 hour and about 100 pictures later i have managed to get a few pics that are a little better, still not the product of a professional cam + lense but its the best i could do with our little digi. please have a look at those and see what you think.


Oh another thing i should have mentioned, before i bought the guppy i had been dealing with a high nitrate problem, it was always between 60 - 80ppm, we added 2 nitrazorb pouches in our filter which we recharge ever 9 or 10 days, our nitrates have dropped to between 20 - 40 ppm but we still carry out regular water changes every 2 - 3 (sometimes 4) days too keep it down, our ammonia and trites are both 0ppm on every test. could nitrates be causing the problem as i said we battle to keep them at 20 and they seem to be ever rising. but the nitrates had come down to a more acceptable level before we added our guppy.

The nitrazorb has been taken out for the duration of the treatment. but the 20ppm nitrates in our tap water make life difficult we have added live plants which some seem to be doing well others not so but its been a process of elimination with what plants grow in our tank (seemed relevant as i believe plants process nitrates)

Thanks guys

Ps: im not sure it is fading or whether my memory is failing and im trying to be optimistic lol
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it look faded, so maybe it was a disease or whatever and ur doin good. or just a coincydink. as far as i know the red spot isnt norm a product of high nitrates, but i cant explain this whatsoever, so.... yeah good luck!
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