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can guppys tails grow back

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by bikerchic, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. bikerchic

    bikerchic Member

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    can guppys tails grow back -_- , cos my small male guppys tail has been bitten and so has hes side fin :/ . He seems happy enuff and swimming about ok :fish: Sorry if this sounds such a silly question :*)
     
  2. MartinB

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    Yes. Guppys tails do not stop growing.
     
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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww thx for that, much appreciated. :cool:
     
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    yes.........they do,
    but I have one that was bit off as a baby....and his brothers have huge tails...and his has been very slow to grow back...they are adults now, and his is at about 1/2 the size of the others. :/
     
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    When guppies lose their tails many times they can get fin rot which can end up killing the fish. I had a guppy whose tail was nipped and then just started disintegrating.
     
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    I have a male guppy who had allmost all his tail niped off by a swordtail.
    But he is doing well and his tail is growing back very slowly.
     
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    i'm not sure if it will grow back...but you'll want to raise the temperature to try stop whats left of the tail getting infected
     
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    :( Sadly he just died, poor little thing :(
     
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    yup they do grow mine got fin rot at an early stage and has not totally grown back and looks great
     

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