Fish Illness ID needed...

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  1. skinz180189

    skinz180189 Member

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    Any ideas? It's spine seems arched.
     
  2. 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
     
  3. skinz180189

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    Had it a few months. It's only just started to look that way, and seems quite "lazy" now.
     
  4. JamesM

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    Its as good as gone. Put it in a sammich.
     
  5. skinz180189

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    Not much meat on it for a Sarni. Guess I'll have to humanely put it out of it's misery.
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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.
     
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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.
     
  9. 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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