I bought 4 guppies 2 days ago. Last night 1 of the 4 seem to have lost all the color off his tail - he's hiding at the bottom of the tank and did not come out to eat. 2 others are moderately affected with up to 3/4 of the tail color missing. One seems fine.
The fins are there, they've just lost their color, the edges do not appear ragged.
1~What type of fish is afflicted? In addition, please describe what is wrong with the fish to the best of your ability (i.e. cotton like growth, bloated, etc.).
3 guppies. Loss of tail color - looks like the color has been "sucked" right off.
2~What are your tank parameters (ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, temp, pH)? Please give exact values.
pH 8.2, NH3
= 0, NO2
= 0, NO3
= 10 , temp = 80
3~ How large is the tank? How long has the tank been set up?
29 gallon, 1 month. Guppies purchased 2 days ago.
4~What type of filtration are you using? Please give the name and number (i.e. Fluval 304) and amount of gph
5~How many fish are in the tank? What kinds of fish are they and what are their current sizes?
1 dwarf coral platy, 3/4" - 4 platies 1.5" - 5 panda cories 1.5" - 1 neon tetra 1" - 12 mystery snails 1"
6~When is the last time you did a water change and vacuum the gravel? How often do you do this? How much water do you remove at a time?
yesterday; vaccumed bottom (bottomless tank), PWCs done weekly
7~How long have you had the fish? If the fish is new, how did you acclimate it/them?
New fish purchased 2 days ago; drip acclimated over 90 minutes
What do you think it is ? and how can I treat it (remember, I have snails in the tank so I need invert safe meds)
Thanks a mil
8~Have you added anything new to the tank--decor, new dechlorinator, new substrate, etc.?
no changes other than the fish
9~What kind of food have you been feeding your fish, have you changed their diet recently?
no changes to diet; Hikari micro pellets, tetra flakes, hikari sinking pellets