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Guppy Spasm?

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by Briggan, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Briggan

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    Hi!
    So my pregnant guppy, rose, has been doing this thing for the past few days where she flexes her spine and does a little stretch kind of thing, like a spasm (as best I can describe it), would this have anything to do with her being pregnant?

    Also, in case anyone asks, I don’t have anything to test the water at the moment so I can’t answer parameter questions, sorry.
     
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    It’s probably the shimmies which can be brought in by stress or poor water conditions. There is no treatment for it as it is a symptom instead if a disease. The fish could be stressed by pregnancy or the water parameters are off. Water could be too soft or too hard. I would do a large water change and get your water tested immediately at your fish store. Have them test not only for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates, but also for PH, KH, GH. Let us know the results.
     
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