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Guppy with dropsy?


Adam scharberg
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On 8/8/2021 at 6:44 PM, Adam scharberg said:

Is this dropsy? Seemed to happen very quickly, just yesterday he was showing off and going after the females like his life depended on it. Already had a qt tank going for some new fish that has med trio going so I put him in there.

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Does not look like dropsy. I have seen guppies “explode” when the eat too much before. Could this have happened?

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On 8/8/2021 at 7:16 PM, Brymac1 said:

Does not look like dropsy. I have seen guppies “explode” when the eat too much before. Could this have happened?

Maybe? I feed a lot because there’s a ton of guppies in that tank. The thing that’s really odd is the stomach is really flat on the bottom. Almost exactly like a food bowl super round with a flat bottom. I suppose if it is too much food that should work itself out by being in the qt tank since I don’t feed that tank.

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On 8/26/2021 at 11:07 AM, Guppy Guy said:

How old is the fish? With my guppies that are over 2 years old, they start to get a big belly like that. Mine have a lifespan of about 3 years(it shortens slightly when they breed), and it gets really bad right before they die of old age.

He was quite young actually. Maybe 4-6 months. One of the fry we grew out. He’s the only one that exhibited this out of a group of maybe 50. He died the next day I found him like this. All the rest are doing good though. He’s actually the only one we’ve lost out of all the fry we grew out.

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On 8/26/2021 at 4:47 PM, Adam scharberg said:

He was quite young actually. Maybe 4-6 months. One of the fry we grew out. He’s the only one that exhibited this out of a group of maybe 50. He died the next day I found him like this. All the rest are doing good though. He’s actually the only one we’ve lost out of all the fry we grew out.

Well, I have first hand experience. Survival of the fittest. Good luck with the rest of them!

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