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« on: February 06, 2016, 06:22:33 PM »

I have a guppy hiding behind the plants, resting on the gravel. He's not showing any symptoms, no labored breathing, irregularities in the skin, or strange movements. He won't come out for food. He has had a deformation in his spine for some time but someone told me that is inbreeding. He's been doing well with it. This is sudden. Is there anything that can be done for him if there are no symptoms? The other fish are doing great. thanks
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 07:14:28 PM »

When this happens to me, and the fish was healthy for months or years, and has no outward sign of disease, I can't help but wonder if it is just old, plain and simple. Inbreeding I've noticed with juvenile fish, bent spines for instance, in this case I can't help but think of old age. Mt bloodfins seem to almost always get like this before one expires.

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2016, 10:25:57 PM »

When this happens to me, and the fish was healthy for months or years, and has no outward sign of disease, I can't help but wonder if it is just old, plain and simple. Inbreeding I've noticed with juvenile fish, bent spines for instance, in this case I can't help but think of old age. Mt bloodfins seem to almost always get like this before one expires.

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I was wondering about that. Do you suppose the inbreeding and the crooked spine shortens their life?
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 11:36:18 PM »

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Yes, I think it must, but I don't know for sure> I have bought fish, the latest a single bloodfin that was by itself and I felt sorry for it, probably why it was by it self.  It was a warrior in my tank, competing as best it could for several months and then it dies.  I do believe it was inbred. I have platy fry from a male and a one of several females that have bent spines, but in my small fry tank they are growing the same and competing well.  I'll keep on eye on them.  I did not let them breed knowing they may be from the same line, they were bought that way.  Good question.  That may ont be your problem but when that developes lacking disease or water prbplems that is what I think. This fish in fore ground was one that just became this way.<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/lv2crp/media/019_zpsanwmwpol.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/019_zpsanwmwpol.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 019_zpsanwmwpol.jpg"/>[/url]

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 09:42:48 AM »

Hello,

Yes, I think it must, but I don't know for sure> I have bought fish, the latest a single bloodfin that was by itself and I felt sorry for it, probably why it was by it self.  It was a warrior in my tank, competing as best it could for several months and then it dies.  I do believe it was inbred. I have platy fry from a male and a one of several females that have bent spines, but in my small fry tank they are growing the same and competing well.  I'll keep on eye on them.  I did not let them breed knowing they may be from the same line, they were bought that way.  Good question.  That may ont be your problem but when that developes lacking disease or water prbplems that is what I think. This fish in fore ground was one that just became this way.<a href="http://s1049.photobucket.com/user/lv2crp/media/019_zpsanwmwpol.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/s392/lv2crp/019_zpsanwmwpol.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo 019_zpsanwmwpol.jpg"/>[/url]

Gregg

Yeah, mine is similar to yours but even a little worse, almost like a right angle. But he's been swimming well, interacting with my other male guppy, and seemingly happy until now. So he's had a good life. Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate it.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 10:08:16 AM »

I thought hard about this last night.  I remember searching as well about this, and another thing I found was tuberculoses. (sp)  I think I remember though you can spot a damaged part of it.  Still, probably just is old.  I hope he hangs in there.

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