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Humpback guppies

Discussion in 'Freshwater Illness and Disease' started by guppymonkey, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. guppymonkey

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    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.:wall:
    Info that I have found is that it is a vitamin D deficiency. They need more light?
    http://www.guppies.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=36
    Currently they sit in front of a window and have a T8 standard sun bulb.
    Only some of the fish get it.:confused:
    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?:help:
     
  2. XanAvaloni

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    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. Dangerdoll

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    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
     
  4. jpappy789

    jpappy789 Plants need meat too

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    I'm also inclined to believe it's genetic.
     
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    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.
     

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