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know_NOTHING
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)9:33    Post subject: video Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)9:40    Post subject: Re: video Reply with quote

know_NOTHING wrote:

I've kept him on an almost complete bloodworm diet, with a couple of crushed flakes now and then.


Freeze dried bloodworms, right?

You might want to consider keeping it only to a high quality flake diet, or possibly adding live brine shrimp. The nutritional value of bloodworms varies greatly and may not be giving the gup the nutrition it needs to stave off which ever disease it is that is bothering it.

Hope that helps.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)10:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, freeze-dried bloodworms. What do you recommend as a high quality flake food? I've got Tetra brand Tetra color, but I don't know where that rates as for quality. As far as the brine shrimp go, I don't think I'm willing to tackle culturing them for one sick fish...maybe down the road.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.09(Mon)15:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

tetra is a good brand, I use it a lot. As far as I know, guppyes also need/or like some green/spirulina, algae-stuff in their food, - varied food, anyway is always a good thing
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PostPosted: 2005.05.11(Wed)13:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, I thought the little bugger was getting better, and he does appear to be swimming more and more BUT now it looks like his dorsal fin is falling apart. Is this fin rot? (see photo) He's still in a tank of his own, so no one is nipping at him.

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PostPosted: 2005.05.14(Sat)18:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

HS and BenedictJ,

I WAS referring to the conditions if there were not the right temps and ich was present. Only because I have had much ich without my heater working and my room is colder because it is above our garage and it gets COLD :S

Also I said that b/c my first experience around 3 yrs. ago with guppies was without a heater and it was not the prettiest experience.

Sorry for any confusion. I should have written that down in the first place. Embarassed
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PostPosted: 2005.05.14(Sat)18:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me yes this does look like fin rot or a necrotic loss of fin tissue.

Mainly it is the edge of the fin that gets attacked but this looks like the shredded version. I would treat this soon before it goes into a disease called "peduncles."

TREATMENT
fin rot is in depthly caused by stress. But that is not always the case.
First step is to resolve any stressors.

In the case of partial fin loss removing the altered scar tissue may be a crucial step with sterile tools.

In this case of much to complete fin loss "Advaning to the body" then Arrow antibiotics are completely necessary!!
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PostPosted: 2005.05.15(Sun)2:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had some problems with bent spines with F/tails.Sometimes it is not as obvious when they are young.Mine comes from too much interbreeding.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.15(Sun)13:36    Post subject: RIP Reply with quote

Well the fin rot got away from me, it was starting to spread to his body.

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PostPosted: 2005.05.15(Sun)16:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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