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Thread: fins clamped

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    hey ive got my guppy fry not looking so well i had one of my big guppies have its fins clamp up and i eventually just had to put it down but now some of my baby guppies have it as well so what exactly is it?? what kind of medicines or cures can i use to treat it?

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    Was there any other signs.
    Fin clamping is not always a problem just a sign.
    How long have they been in the tank?
    What size tank?
    Have you tested your water?
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    Yeah, fin clamping is a symptom of stress and not something that can be directly cured. You need to find the cause of the stress. Check your water parameters/temperature of the tank. Good idea to up your water changes as fry are more susceptible to deteriorating conditions.

    Is there anything else in the tank?
    Are there hiding spots for the fry? (They may become stressed if they can't hide)
    Are there other signs it might be a disease?

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    I'm sure the cause was what we covered in your first thread, think about thinning your stock out or upgrading tanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrews View Post
    I'm sure the cause was what we covered in your first thread, think about thinning your stock out or upgrading tanks
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    Uh Andrew I beleive I've covered the size issue already and we had the last thread removed from the site because of what you started there so don't start your bs with me again

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    They're in a ten gallon (in a breeder box) with the other inhabitants of the ten gallon just temporarily until the fry tanks new gravel cycles but no other signs of stress and no other current diseases but however there are no hiding spots at the moment and It is about time to clean the tank so it is probably water quality stuff like maybe ammonia is too high or idk but you get the picture haha i will clean it and see if anything improves

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    Uh Andrew I beleive I've covered the size issue already and we had the last thread removed from the site because of what you started there so don't start your bs with me again
    Being unable to provide a bigger tank for your fish/improperly stocked tanks is no excuse. I would add some sort of cover for one, but also stick to my earlier statement. Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonfab32 View Post
    They're in a ten gallon (in a breeder box) with the other inhabitants of the ten gallon just temporarily until the fry tanks new gravel cycles but no other signs of stress and no other current diseases but however there are no hiding spots at the moment and It is about time to clean the tank so it is probably water quality stuff like maybe ammonia is too high or idk but you get the picture haha i will clean it and see if anything improves
    Do you have a cycled filter in the tank?
    Are you monitoring water parameters? It's best to know for sure what the ammonia level is in there (along with nitrites & nitrates) - very often poor water quality will lead to fin clamping - but I'm sure you know this already - smaller tanks require more frequent water changes too if there are too many fish in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    Do you have a cycled filter in the tank?
    Are you monitoring water parameters? It's best to know for sure what the ammonia level is in there (along with nitrites & nitrates) - very often poor water quality will lead to fin clamping - but I'm sure you know this already - smaller tanks require more frequent water changes too if there are too many fish in there.
    yes i know that and yes i have a filter that is cleaned each week the tank is a tad overcrowded but not to a large scale and the tank itself is cleaned about once every 2-3 weeks where i then do a 35% water change and clean some of the gravel but it is hard to tell exactly where i should clean because i have live plants taking root as they were placed only about a month ago i dont want to screw with root systems but i also need to clean the gravel to be rid of the waste left behind from the fish and obviously that waste gives off the kind of stuff that makes the parameter go wild but how can u tell exactly what ur water parameters are

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