upside down guppie

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upside down guppie

Postby dsj7323 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:24 pm

hi i have a male guppie that is swimming on its side for about a day.
i put it into isolation and hoped it would sort its self out but it hasent
what is wrong with it? it looks fine but it is breathing heavly
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Postby scoobysal » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:06 pm

could be swimbladder.
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Postby harmzyxr2 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:18 pm

if its swimbladder as already suggested try cutting down on food for a week and give your fish a starve day in the week, as they will always scavange for food in the tank, this also helps keepm the tank clean!
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Postby dsj7323 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:28 pm

did think it was the swimbladder and had been feeding them half of what they normaly eat but today i came home from school and found him dead. he did have a huge belly witch he didnt have before. is this normal for a swimbladder or is it something else?
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Postby scoobysal » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:20 pm

No, not usually, must have been something else. Could have been bacterial or some internal problem with the fish.
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