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Old 02-06-2012, 05:53 AM   #11
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I'm sorry to hear that.
It kind of looks like he popped and something came out. He could have been suffering from one of a number of issues. Internal infection, parasites or a tumor comes to mind.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:02 AM   #12
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Thanks I like to think I did as much as I could for him treating with meds etc. My water readings were excellent.
I just hope everyone else will be ok.
I've lost a fair few fish lately theough poor stock and although there is room for more I don't fancy adding any

Hopefully my juvs will get a growth spurt and get their big flowy tails! And maybe I'll get some luck hatching cory eggs.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:52 AM   #13
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Then dont bother. Just get a typical "parasite Clear" type of dissolving tablet, up the temp a bit if you want to. Parasites are usually not a problem if the people raising the fish don't neglect them. (not saying you, just the people who raise "feeder" fish of any sort) If he was the only guppy in the tank his stomach could have been filling with eggs, or it could have been a protein rich diet during growth.
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I'm not sure what you mean by don't bother. He wasnt the only guppy has always been with others.
I had him since August and he's always been a chubster!
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It's really anyone's guess as to what that is in that last picture. If he was acting normal and looked happy, then it probably wasn't a parasite. Anyway, I would treat all the fish that were in that tank just in case. Good luck
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Thank you.
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