Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member guppymonkey's Avatar
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Activity
    04-22-2015 10:45 PM

    Humpback guppies

    So I have been looking up the different diseases that plague my guppies, and one thing I have never been able to solve is the Humpback Disease.
    Info that I have found is that it is a vitamin D deficiency. They need more light?
    Currently they sit in front of a window and have a T8 standard sun bulb.
    Only some of the fish get it.
    pH is at 8 or so, hard water, weekly water changes, all other test are normal or very low.
    Only other fish are kuhli loaches and glass shrimp. gravel substrate, back filter, live plants ( java moss, anubias nana, najas grass, crypt.

    Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Activity
    03-04-2015 12:59 AM
    Could it be a genetic thing. Guppies are pretty heavily inbred...

    that page you linked too sounded a bit, um, odd....the ability to manufacture Vitamin D from sunlight? That I am pretty sure is confined to land animals, particularly mammals. Not a biochemist so I can't say for sure. But if everything they listed would "kill guppies" I would think the species would be long extinct by now.

  3. #3
    Global Moderator Dangerdoll's Avatar
    Global Moderators
    Real Name
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Roselle Park, NJ
    Last Activity
    04-10-2015 12:51 PM
    Blog Entries
    I've had guppies that's happened to usually after a large birth but that seemed to be the only thing though... they just looked messed up
    Quote Originally Posted by Reefscape View Post
    Completly agree, DD......and yes, that hurt me too say

  4. #4
    Plants need meat too jpappy789's Avatar
    AC Members
    Real Name
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Gainesville, FL
    I'm also inclined to believe it's genetic.
    20 gallon long planted
    My carnivorous plants

    Quote Originally Posted by Rbishop View Post
    I like the movie Goonies...pretty sure it was a historical documentary....

  5. #5
    The Devil J double R's Avatar
    AC Members
    Real Name
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Duncan, Oklahoma
    Last Activity
    04-14-2011 1:34 AM
    Blog Entries
    In my experience, it's genetic. Guppies came along that had spinal deformities, and the guppies they gave birth to in turn had the same deformities, whereas normally formed guppies gave birth to the same.
    Just get it OVERWITH already! What else do I have to do?

    Keep in mind.. 9 out of every 10 things I type out, I don't bother hitting send, because I have to make sure I don't insult YOU.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Why do all my guppies die?
    By redragon in forum Freshwater Newbie Forum
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-04-2010, 5:06 PM
  2. Guppies Scared of Me?
    By Shaggy52282 in forum General Freshwater
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-15-2009, 6:58 PM
  3. What is wrong with my guppies
    By civprod in forum Freshwater Newbie Forum
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-08-2008, 8:26 AM
  4. Hmm, more conflicting info- Platies and Guppies Compatible?
    By injunear in forum General Freshwater
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-25-2008, 6:02 PM
  5. What's killing my guppies
    By the Dregs in forum Freshwater Newbie Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-20-2008, 12:58 AM

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts