My Guppy Is Fat !
Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:20 PM
Video of Fat Guppy
P.s. I have been giving her peas once in a whle over the past month or two as well to make sure she isnt constipated, she poops fine too.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:22 AM
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:45 AM
Loss of appetite
Dark coloration and granular appearance of the cornea (this is the first sign in Angelfish).
Hanging at the surface
Skin defects, including blood spots and open wounds that may ulcerate
Black spots, or overall dark coloration (in Cichlids particularly).
Fin rot, characterised by the outer rays falling out.
Scales loosening and falling out
General swelling and scale protrusion (as in Dropsy)
The only symptom she could have is skeletal deformaties , and that might just be because shes fat??
Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:55 AM
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:16 AM
She seems to be so happy and enjoying life
Its not like shes resting on the bottom of the tank all day in obvious pain ...
I would just feel so bad killing her and always woner if she really needed to be euthanized
Maybe I will just wait and see, she seems so fine & happy
Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:26 AM
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 01:04 PM
Fish aren't like dogs, they can't whine to tell you they are in pain, and as prey animals they will instinctually conceal illness as long as possible. This is why she is trying to act normal. By the time they're lying on the floor looking really miserable they're generally on their last legs but given the state she's in I really don't think she can be 'fine and happy' at the moment.
Any of the methods recommended will take seconds, or less, and she won't be hurting any more.
If you really, really can't bring yourself to do it (or get someone else to) then at the very least you need to separate her into a QT tank. This will lessen the chances of her being picked on by the other fish and/or spreading the disease to them.
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