Hole In Guppy Side....

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2 days ago I noticed something strange with one of my guppies poop, best way to describe is that it looked like 2 tiny little spikes coming out... then yesterday unnoticed a small brown patch behind his Finn, few hours later it turned into a red hole and has "stuff" coming out of its side... I saw on a old thread someone saying their hippie was pooping out of its side... how could this be possible? Any feedback would greatly be appreciated.
 

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I can't say with certainty but it sounds like an internal parasite. What are your water parameters? Are you able to get a pic? Sorry your guppy is sick
 
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I don't know how to post it, every time I try to load the file it's saying the is too big, and I don't know how to crop it.. doing all of this off of my iPhone... any suggestions? Thank you so much for the input so far

I was able to post a video of it, in member galleries...?.. very new at all of this, having a tank and using this site... hopefully it worked and you can see what I'm talking about. I googled it, and couldn't find any info, just saw 1 video that had a guppy with same problem but no info.... so, so strange.
 

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Go to your photo of your guppy, screenshot it, and post it here.

Because the iPhone camera is so good the photo is too large a file. A screenshot of that photo is a lesser quality and so much smaller.

Sounds like camallanus worms, but a pic will help confirm.
 
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Thanks so much for that, hope it worked and you can see it... going to do some research on the camallanus worms now, I really appreciate any ideas of potential causes at least have something can look into... When I called big al's fish store the guy had no idea, and just said could get antibiotic drops for the tank......

So I just googled camallanus worms, and so far it's making the most sense.. looked at s of fish infected with the cam' worm, and it looked like what my guppy had, only difference, it was coming out of the hole in my guppy side.. and I haven't seen the red stringy thing (worm) for a couple weeks, only seeing what looks like digested food coming out of the hole... going to post a pic Taken today, which is what It's been looking like.. thankfully no other fish showing signs of the "red string"... I hate to ask this, but if it comes to where there's nothing I can do, and it's just suffering, what is the most humane way to euthanize a fish?

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