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Old 04-25-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Unhappy Male guppy bloated & sick Molly.

Hi, I have a male guppy that's been bloated, looks like a ballon, for the last three days now. He hasn't been swimming much nor eating and just sits at the bottom of the tank. He is in a tank with several other fish that don't show these signs. How can I make him get better? And does anyone know what's wrong? Also the condition of the tank is perfect, water has been changed and conditioned and ph is perfect.
I should mention too that I also have a Molly in the tank who has been acting odd but only at night, swims with what seems like a bent tail with head down tail up downwards in a spiral motion, I have had this happen to another Molly before which soon after died so am a bit worried, any advice on what to do for both fish would be great.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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sounds like swim bladder disorder... commonly caused by overfeeding.
just mash up some boiled and skinned peas and feed them to your fish, it works as a laxative and should help the problem
Not sure about the guppy being bloated... do his scales stick out like pine cones?
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One way that you can help your guppy is to do a pea feeding. Boil the peas until soft, de-shell them and then crush them up. He might just be bloated with food and that should help his digestive tract.

Edit: Goldfish beat me to it!
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