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11-16-2013, 02:25 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Sick Guppy? Need help fast!
Hi everyone, so one of my guppies is really sick. I don't even know why, it isn't a disease like white spot or a fungal infection. I started noticing it 2 nights ago when my guppy was staying down the bottom of the tank, hiding in between the plants and not moving. Then he started hanging about near the top, I could still coax him to eat at this point.
Then last night he was acing even stranger. He was at the very top of the tank resting on a big leaf. He was still upright, but he wasn't breathing well. Then he would go down to the bottom and not move, and he had very shallow breathing. I thought he would probably be dead by the morning.
This morning I found him at the very top again, resting on the big leaf. He has little balls inside his head which I haven't noticed before. Could this be a brain tumor? Do you think I need to euthinise him?
I also have 12 rummynose tetras, 5 shrimp, 2 snails and 1 more guppy in this tank and they are all acting normal. I have really good filtration and aeration in my tank.
I know this is a long post but be sure to read it all before you reply.
Thanks in advance.
11-16-2013, 02:30 PM #2
There's not a lot to go on by your description. Could you post a picture of him please? That will usually help a lot if we can see what you are talking about
Also, could you please post your water parameters
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11-16-2013, 03:00 PM #3Junior Member Guppy
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Thanks for the reply. Here is some info that might help: My filter is the PF2 Interpet internal power filter. The tank is 15 gallons or 60 litres. The ph is 7.4, the ammonia is 0, the nitrite is 0 and nitrate is 0. The temp is 24 degrees. I don't know how old he is but I got him about 2 months ago. Sorry, I can't get a pic as he is in the very back corner now and you can only see them from the top.
11-16-2013, 04:51 PM #4
Little balls could be anything from a bacterial infection, viral infection, tumors, or parasites. What ever it might be, I think I would just euth the fish and not take the chance that it is contagious.People say if you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all... Then they wonder why am I so quiet.
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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