Why are my fish getting paralyzed??
Yes paralyzed. Not clamped fins, they are rigidly fanned out (guppies). Not dead, they are breathing.
I have a 29g well established tank. Amm=0, nitrite=0, nitrates= 5ppm. I tested the pH and hardness to see if there was a possible ph swing. Nope. Temp is stable. Trust me i check on these fish like a dozen times a day.
Guppies m/f, pygmy cories, mystery snails.
I added 4 new guppies, 2 pairs, about 3 days ago.
Yesterday i found one of the new females sitting like ď/ď at the bottom, almost vertical.
My first thought was swim bladder but thatís definitely not it.
When i approached her with the net she clearly responded, but with no control or movement from her fins.
I put her in a salt bath and kept her in an observation tank. Its been almost 48 hours and sheís almost fully recovered. Regained mobility and reacts properly to stimuli.
I was told she had a stroke, which made sense to me given her symptoms and recovery.
But wait theres more...
I just found another one doing THE SAME THING. This is a female Iíve raised since birth, not new. Sheís juvenile.
Again. Breathing, fins fanned out stiffly, cannot move but breathes faster and moves her eyes when i approach her. She just cant move.
This canít be two isolated incidents, theres no way this is a second stroke freak coincidence.
So what contagious THING could be paralyzing my fish??