1~What type of fish is afflicted? In addition, please describe what is wrong with the fish to the best of your ability (i.e. cotton like growth, bloated, etc.).
I have a male guppy that, I had thought was a pregnant female for like two weeks now, I just didn't think to look at the sex I figured it was just pregnant. I now realize he is a he and he looks like he is about to pop
he also looks like his spine I bent of broken.
2~What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, temp, pH)? Please give exact values.
7.2 ph, 80degrees F, .25 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 20 nitrate
3~ How large is the tank? How long has the tank been set up?
20gal, tanks been set up about 10 months
4~What type of filtration are you using? Please give the name and number (i.e. Fluval 304) and amount of [acronym="Gallons per hour"]gph
I'm not sure, it's the one that came with my tank, and I don't even remember what brand tank this is
5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes?
27 fish in total, a Rafael catfish, bumblebee catfish, Chinese algae eater, and a three inch pleco. All the fish are small except the gourami, which is full size
6~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel? How often do you do this? How much water do you remove at a time?
A month ago we gravel vacuumed it, a couple days ago I took water off the top. This is a low maintenance tank what with the amount of plants in it, usually remove about 10 gallons at a time, the other day I just took out about 3.
7~How long have you had the fish? If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them?
This fish wash a guppy that born in the tank but has grown to a decent size, about medium for a guppy
8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.?
The only thing that is new is my gourami, which is acting fine, a guppy who I found dead right before I started making this post and a packaged plant from petsmart.
9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish, have you changed their diet recently? I feed flake food every night except for about two or three trimmed a week they get peas to help with digestion.
I'm worried that I have a parasite in this tank because why else would he be so big? Unless he is just fat?