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'ello all! My swamp guppies have successfully bred, but not all of the 5 fry are normal...three of them are skinny and cannot maintain their buoyancy, struggling a lot to swim. Should I cull these fry, or will they get better?
 

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You sure they aren't just swimming poorly due to lack of food (strength)?
Are they physical deformed at all (besides the sunken bellies)? Though malnourished fish, especially young fry, are prone to skeletal deformations as a result.
 

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The fry is normal EXCEPT that it is not swimming well and doesn't have much of a belly. The tank is getting a small amount (maybe 1/32nd a teaspoon?) of bbs daily and then some crushed flakes in the evening. The only competitors for food are the parents (a male and female), the two clearly normal fry, and some snails.
 
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