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luvmyguppies 06-02-2010 07:46 PM

please help my precious guppies please help.
Hi...just some questions regaurding my guppies. A couple of my guppies has brownish red spikes sticking out of the anal which is causing them to die. I was wondering if anyone has a solution and any idea what is causing this. Please help me help my precious guppies.

Tanks info: 20 gallon long with live plants, drift wood, and with gravel.

If anyone have any solutions please let me know. Thank you.

eileen 06-02-2010 09:27 PM

Camallanus worms (intestinal parasite)
Sounds like your Guppy has Camallanus worms (intestinal parasite) it can be fatal if not treated and can infect the rest of your tank. My friend had this and treated with Levamisole. You can Google Camallanus worms and see if you can get some medicine for it. This medicine is strong and my friends fish did not make the treatment. I think you have to treat and wait a week and retreat for any new worms. If you see the worms sticking out like the pictures when you google then that is what it is. If your Guppy is not eating then it might be to late to save it. You do need to treat the tank so your other fish dont' get it. Maybe someone else knows more about this treatment with Levamisole.

redchigh 06-03-2010 02:34 PM

Do you have live plants? If not you could probably use a salt treatment...

eileen 06-03-2010 06:34 PM

Treatment for Camallanus worms
My friend e-mailed me where she got the treatment from.

Charles Harrison

You should contact Charles and ask how much to use for your size tank as the smallest amount shipped will treat 100 gal. tank. He can give you information on how to use it and how long to treat. If you get the Levamisole from him.


Camallanus Worms

I hope this helps some of you that might have the same problem.

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