sick guppy please help

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    Guys I got a friend with a sick guppy. They say this is affecting only one of the fish. The guppy is curled up (krom getrek) and can not swim properly anymore. What can this be and what can be done.
     
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    No idea dude... But usually when fish do that, they don't last long. But perhaps Shawn could help with this?
     
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    Maybe a parasite?
     
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    Does the guppy look wasted or fat?

    When you say curled up, does the spine look all bent?
     
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    As I understand the fish looks normal. No funny marks red gills and eyes normal. So no exterior sign of illness except for the curled boddy. Yes bent spine.
     
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    Thin or fat?
     
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    Can not get hold of them now but they said otherwise he looked normal.

    What would the thin or fat mean.
     
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    Well if it's bloat it would look like it was pregnant or swollen and possibly droopy (bent) or if it wasted and bent it could be Fish TB :icon_pale:

    But what do I know. Wait for someone else to get back to you.
     
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    Beat me to it. Thats where I was going with the questions. :occasion14:
     
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    They said his head was almost at his tail. So really curled up bad.
     
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    Thanks dudes for trying to help. I appreciate
     
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    Fish TB is serious dude!

    tell your friend not to stick his hand in the tank if he has minor cuts ect. apparently its contagious
     
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    If it is TB they need to be careful. Something from the disease can pass on to humans. Gloves are neccessary :eek:
     
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    Beaten again :laughing7:
     
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    Thanks Lloyd I will tell them. I did ask them to try and get a photo of him and send it to me. But he was hiding behind a rock. They said they will try in the morning if he is still with us
     
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    Yeah by the master scaping quick typing lloydster :laughing7:
     
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    Got a question is this little guy has TB can it affect the other fish in the tank. And what can be done about it.
     

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