03-09-2010, 01:44 PM
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curious, was this guppy born in your tank? it looks like the spine is slightly crooked.
can you test your water for ammonia? you may need to increase the water change schedule and maybe not vacuum so much of the substrate. i am wondering if you are getting an ammonia spike. im not sure what else can cause gills to look like that but one thing is ammonia and nitrite poisoning. im not saying that is what it is, but it is possible. what do you do with your filter media during water changes?
can you test for ammonia and nitrites and post the results? that would help.
if it is just that one fish showing this,and the water quality is fine, it could just be something that is beyond your control like a tumor or something along those lines. you said the fish developed abnormally from the start, correct?
one other thing, are you using test strips or a liquid test kit?
Last edited by Bacchus; 03-09-2010 at 01:51 PM..