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Bent baby guppy

Al1ce

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Hi all I just have a quick question about my first set of baby guppies i have about 20 of them all doing great, but I have one only that has been bent from birth, but I wouldn’t call it curved spine because it’s bent the opposite way, we call her the snob because she swims with her head up, I remember two guppies stuck together I think this is what’s caused it, she seems happy enough swimming round like the others, but my dad thinks I should get it out with it being female, if it breeds her babies will be bent, should I be concerned? I’ve attached some pics can upload a video if needed.
 

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it's a genetic defect and the fish should not be bred.

the fish swims with its head up because of the defect. the fish would normally get eaten in the wild and should be euthanised if it can't swim normally.
 

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All guppies are inbred occasionally they may produce the odd one or two deformed fry any such deformities or fry that can't swim normally should be discarded. when kept in favourable conditions guppies can be kept and inbred for many generations /years with very little problems
 
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