Guppy sick?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by westiegirl13, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. westiegirl13

    westiegirl13Valued MemberMember

    My family just brought home a guppy from the store. Apparently it was the last one and just sitting on the bottom of the tank. Is he healthy or sick? The other guppies bodies don't curve like his does. Is there something wrong?
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  2. Aster

    AsterWell Known MemberMember

    It looks like he has pretty bad scoliosis. Have you seen him swim at all? Does he have trouble swimming? I would bring him back to the store or euthanize him; he won't live long in that condition anyway.
     
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    westiegirl13

    westiegirl13Valued MemberMember

    He's swimming right now. While floating. He stayed on the bottom of the bag. But now in the QT he stays towards to top. He's not a fast swimmer at all

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    Is there anything I can do?
     
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  4. Aster

    AsterWell Known MemberMember

    Scoliosis is typically a genetic condition that can't be cured. If it is affecting his swimming that badly, there isn't much you can do. If you have other guppies, you don't want him to pass on the bad genes, and the kindest thing to do for him may be to euthanize...
     




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