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post #1 of 3 Old 01-04-2008, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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40 gallon Freshwater Established Guppy tank
nitrate - safe
nitrate - stress
water - very hard
alkalinity 225 ppm
ph 8

I noticed one of my Large male's looking like he had a curved spine about a week ago, then his fins clamped up and he just kind of swam slowly. He died the next day. I found Two of my large females dead yesterday, and another male is looking crooked with the clamped fins..

all other fish look fine.

2 - 10 gallons various stage guppy nurseries
2- 40 gallons everything from puffers to cichlids
1 - 55gallon Puffer Haven (in progress)
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-06-2008, 09:31 PM
I've seen this as birth defects in newborn livebearers. I do remember reading somewhere about tuberculosis in fish. I remember reading that some of the symptoms were as you described. I will reserch the subject and you may also.

Here is a ste that may be of interest:

http://www.nationalfishpharm.com/art...cteriosis.html
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post #3 of 3 Old 01-06-2008, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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First of all let me say thank you herefishy that link is awesome. I appreciate the help.
Update on the problem:
The male has now lost all color and is pretty lethargic, and he is red on his head and a little ways down his back. I have noticed that some of my other fish are reddish on their heads as well.

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1 - 55gallon Puffer Haven (in progress)
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