Swollen Male Guppy

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I noticed one of my male guppies has a swollen underneath. It appears more on the left then the right. He is the biggest out of the group of four. They are fed twice a day only a few flakes. The other three look normal.
I'm not sure if there's anything I can do to help him?
 

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Is he always like that or has this happened suddenly?

If hes always like that (or it appeared gradually) then its just a lot of fat. Having "chests" like that is actually more common in male guppies because they are such pigs. My advice is to add a fasting day or two per week and make an effort to prevent him from getting more than his share of the food.
 
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He normally is a little round but today I noticed the additional bump under him. I feed them at 8am and 6pm.
Should I fast the whole day or just one of the two feedings?
 

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Natasha13 said:
He normally is a little round but today I noticed the additional bump under him. I feed them at 8am and 6pm.
Should I fast the whole day or just one of the two feedings?
I would only feed once a day 5 days a week and fast the entire day 2 days a week (like friday and monday). This shouldn't be a problem, but it can be really unhealthy and will shorten his lifespan if you can't get him to slI'm back down to formal sized (stomach is flush with the gills)
 
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Okay thank you
 

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