Fish Illness ID needed...

Mortis

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Is this a fish youve always hoad or is it new ? Could be a genetic defect or a tumor. If it isnt showing any signs of illness then I guess it should be OK
 

Themuleous

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Looks like a curved spine or something. This can often take time to develop and start to affect the fishes ability to swim. It doesn't necessarily mean its a gonna though, I've had a tetra with a spine that's curved in two places for several years now!

Sam
 

skinz180189

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This fish died a few days after this thread was started, as did another female guppy of unknown causes. I think they may be either getting old or just too stressed from pregnancy/male harassment.
 

TLH

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Curved spine is often associated with old age. It can also be attributed to Vit C deficiency sometimes I've heard, something akin to rickets I suppose.
 

skinz180189

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I feed them a variety of live/processed & natural foods. It's not like I can give them orange for Vit C lol, anything I can use?
 
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