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Old 05-30-2012, 04:16 PM   #11 
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Hmm,,,, I've seen enlarged guppies, male and female. They looked like BALLOON MOLLIES, and their spines ended up distorted - it's more common in guppies coming from or in a bad water quality tank. Where I got my pleco, all her guppies - even the babies - were huge bellied like that, because of the harsh environment.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:19 PM   #12 
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I do a 40% water change with gravel siphon once a week. I do miss the odd water change.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:08 PM   #13 
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I tried looking it up and apparently "dropsy" but it's not.

Anyways, intestinal infection, may be a cause... Epsom salt may help.

In that case immediately remove him. Actually I suggest removing him immediately anyways just in case, especially if he dies and the others become ill from him dying.

Or, it could be bloat, which being ravinous eaters they may gulp air (like goldies too)....

Another thought, what do they get food? Food that is rich in certain things can cause problems..
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:01 AM   #14 
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They get a mix of Aqueon Tropical Flakes and Tetra Min Tropical Flakes. I chrush the flakes up and miz the two brands together.
I have no-where to remove him. :/
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:47 AM   #15 
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VIDEO - - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XspsF...ature=youtu.be
He is the one with the red tail, black and yellow body. Sorry about the terrible filming. :/

We've been having some fin nipping issues. -.-
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:03 AM   #16 
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Oh wow, ya he is really bloated. Don't know what to tell you, but the tank is beautiful.
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:12 AM   #17 
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Maybe try fasting them for a day and see if he passes whatever is making him so bloated?
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:04 AM   #18 
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do you have a bubbler and a pail/bucket/container you can float in the tank? Epsom saly may do him good.
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:18 PM   #19 
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So he is just very bloated?

I have a breeder net that I used when I had to seperate another guppy as he was being aggressive. So should I just feed the rest of them like normal, and fast him?
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:18 PM   #20 
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Oh wow, ya he is really bloated. Don't know what to tell you, but the tank is beautiful.
Thanks!!! :)
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