My Guppies Scales Look Like They’re Peeling.

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I have 8 guppies in total (6 females, 2 males, hoping to possibly get a couple more males soon) One of my guppies is a lot smaller than the rest, she’s like the runt of the group. She swims weirdly, she wiggles like a worm in one place and on her back it looks like her scales are peeling off. I’ve never had a guppy have this problem before, does anyone know what’s wrong with her?
 

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Repolie said:
Are the scales raised from her body?

Not all of them, just the ones on her back, the easiest way to explain it is it’s like a snake shedding it’s skin but only on the top of it.
 

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Treatment is praziquantel or "prazipro" one week apart for a total of 3 or 4 weeks, with a 50% waterchange in between each treatment.
Add some garlic to your food and be ready to cull losses...
 
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Whitewolf said:
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Treatment is praziquantel or "prazipro" one week apart for a total of 3 or 4 weeks, with a 50% waterchange in between each treatment.
Add some garlic to your food and be ready to cull losses...
Should I separate her from the rest and put her in a recovery tank? Because I have a pregnant fish in with her and don’t want to put her at risk of anything.
 
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Whitewolf said:
I would euthanize that guppy, its too far gone
But what if it’s not what we think it is and then I euthanize her for nothing?
 

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