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post #1 of 7 Old 12-01-2007, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Male Guppy "flaking"

HEy guys I'm new to Forums, but have had fish for years, I Have a male guppy that looks like the has swollen gills, and the entire area is redish, I have been looking through the forum, but haven't seen anything close to this... please help
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-01-2007, 12:27 AM
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What are your water parameters? Any pictures of the fish? Pictures are worth a thousand words.;) How long have you kept them? What is your tank maintenance schedule?

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post #3 of 7 Old 12-01-2007, 02:01 AM
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A picture and water parameters would help a bunch as Lupin suggested.

I'm almost betting this may a fluke problem. What do the insides of the gills look like? Any sores, holes, white streaks, or greenish color?
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Looking better/different

Well I can't seem to be able to take a picture of him, b/c of the glare, how should I take it?? Also it seems that the problem is more of his side fins being swollen/flaking, reddish pink, and he is holding one fin out... I recently cleaned this 40 g, so all the fish were temporarily in a 10 g...
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-01-2007, 11:10 AM
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Re: Looking better/different

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Well I can't seem to be able to take a picture of him, b/c of the glare, how should I take it?? Also it seems that the problem is more of his side fins being swollen/flaking, reddish pink, and he is holding one fin out... I recently cleaned this 40 g, so all the fish were temporarily in a 10 g...
How did you clean the tank? Don't use flash when taking pics.:)

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-01-2007, 11:13 AM
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I use flash when taking pictures. Try putting your lens against the glass of the tank, that way the flash has no glass to bounce off of and hit the lens.

You can also try and trick your camera, but this doesn't work as well on aquariums. Get a thick piece of paper.. or something that will block the light. And use your camera in flash mode, but have the flash blocked with your item. Be warned this will throw a really bright light back at you.
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-01-2007, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Tank cleaning

I cleaned it using vinegar, and I know this sounds awful, but I have never tested my PH or anything like that, I have live plants, large "creek gravel" and several flat large rocks, I have never had a problem with my fish before. What kind of tests should I do??

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