Possible intestinal prolapse?

ayangch

I am new to here...looking for the help as a brand-new fish owner.

We got some guppy fish fries from one of my friends 2 and half months ago, since then these 6 guppies have been in a 10gallon tank with a filter and a heater. Two days ago, I noticed two of them are having weird thing in their butt, seem like their anus are out. I can see their pop still goes out from the the popped anus regularly. Both seem still swimming and eating well as normal. please see the picture attached. I googled and seem like it might be intestinal prolapse problem, according to the suggestion from one of the website, I have given them some peas, the yellow tail guppy looks a little better today but other one is still same.

They are both doing very well, but wondering if there is anything else I could do to further help them recover sooner.

thanks, appreciated!
 

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ayangch

Weird that two would have it. What are the water parameters?
Thanks for response. It is weird... Any chance it might be related to over feeding? We have been feeding them once a day, on the Christmas day, my kids fed them one more time as Christmas treat.

No i have not tested water parameters like PH#...

Not sure if there is anything i could do to hace them recovered sooner.
 
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YellowGuppy

I would be less concerned about intestinal prolapse, and more concerned about internal parasites. These don't appear to be external protrusions of camallanus worms, but they could be the early signs of infestation. One in six shipments of guppies is affected, so if you got them from the same source it wouldn't be surprising that at least two of them are impacted.

Search camallanus worms and see if it fits with the symptoms you're seeing. If that's what's happening, peas won't fix anything—you'll need medication, or to get buy some from a different source. Is your friend experiencing the same sort of problems?
 
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ayangch

I would be less concerned about intestinal prolapse, and more concerned about internal parasites. These don't appear to be external protrusions of camallanus worms, but they could be the early signs of infestation. One in six shipments of guppies is affected, so if you got them from the same source it wouldn't be surprising that at least two of them are impacted.

Search camallanus worms and see if it fits with the symptoms you're seeing. If that's what's happening, peas won't fix anything—you'll need medication, or to get buy some from a different source. Is your friend experiencing the same sort of problems?
Thanks. But i don't see any red worm sticking out so far. We got them when they were fries from one of our friends, my friend says they never see this happen on their guppies. One of impacted ones almost has the symptoms gone, but other one is still remaining same, no improvement not getting worse which is good sign. Both are active as normal.
 
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ayangch

Just wanted to share the update...

The third day after I sepeteated them and fed them with a little pea each day, they are both back to normal, the prolapse is gone. I am so happy now.
 
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