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Old 09-06-2015, 11:40 AM   #1
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Should i give away chronicly wormy guppies?

Should I just give away my guppies for free because I can't afford more dewormer? I have like 25 otherwise healthy adult guppies that I raised from fry thinking they would not get the worms but they did and now I can't frickin cure them fast enough, and im broke to buy new meds. I think theve had too many meds in the first place, me not knowing what it was at first. I was gonna rehome them somewhere here in Omaha to someone who likes guppies and is not afraid to tackle the worms, ill even tell them exactly what med to buy and how to use it, just im poor and food and gas come before fish meds.
Its either give them to someone for free and tell them they have worms, or put them down. I wouldn't feel right releasing them in the river to be eaten by bigger fish and give THEM worms. Jeez, this is bad im so poor I don't wanna spend $10 on dewormer. ....but these poor guppies need a decent home, I just have had no luck with this particular batch of fry, and I just don't wanna keep them anymore. I just want to get rid of them and clean my tank and everything with bleach and spend the $10 maybe on some new guppies, lol some health ones for once. Im just done with this batch. I figured out what was wrong, and I can't really cure it.
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No matter what you do never release any fish into the environment. I believe you should find a home for them if you can, and just explain they'll need the meds.


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Ya, and if nobody wants them? Should I euthanize them? I don't feel right killing 25ish otherwise healthy guppies, but I cant afford the meds anymore and the medicated food is not working not strong enough.
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I wiped out my swordtails after "curing' them of columnaris(8 months later).
Most breeders have a culling system(mine is a grouper and moray eel in a 120),but using ice cubes and water is a quick method.
You are not euthanizing do to lack of interest but health issues.
Looking healthy and being healthy are two different things.
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Ya coral I know, I know ice and I know clove oil. And I know better than get attached to fish, especially small ones. Actually today I found someone who wants to take them. He/she claims to be an experienced aquariust. We shall see. At least this person says they could afford the powder de-wormer. Thanks for suggestions.
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