Can you tell me why guppies (mostly females) ended up having an "L" shaped body? they can eat and swim just fine. We had one female guppy like that and I had to put her down. I think she has a couple daughters crookiness of spine (I dont know if it was HER offsprings, just an assumtion). And hubby purchased a glo fish which got some crookness in the spine...funny looking thing but it swims and eats fine. Not sure if they can reproduce. Is it a genetic fluke going on or vitamin deficency? Should I put all crookness fishes down or not buy them from stores? I got some stubborn cases of ick, which hubby dumped the pet store water in our acquarium.....I told him not a good idea! We treat it three times in five days, killed off the ghost catfishes and a few others but ick is still there on the tetras. Now I dont want to start killing everyone off but good for those tiny snails (such profilic breeders!) to be dead LOL. We had a good set up for a good while, no diseases and now blam, we got hit! Time for me to bop hubby's head about not quarantine the fishes before dumping it in the 50 gal tank! He knows it but still thinks they are fine. With the stress going on, the fishes would get white or yellow spots on their bodies within 24 hours....does ick come on that fast? Anyone successful in breeding ghost catfishes?????? They are cute and awesome but sad that we lost all seven of them during the ick treatment. The pet store employee said that the ghost catfishes are very sensitive to any kind of treatments and too strong of it in stubborn cases, would terminate them.