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Old 10-06-2012, 02:21 AM   #11
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try slowly raising the temp a bit to 82 so as not to shock them by doing it too fast. The underdog tends to be the one that gets picked on. Wait untill hes doing better and seems stronger but id think if he goes back in hed just end up being picked on untill u have the bigger tank for them. oh just a thought whats you male to female ratio with the gupps? is the one getting picked on a female and the rest males by any chance?
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:10 AM   #12
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my male guppy is bit by the other male to death
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:51 AM   #13
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This is definitely a result of being overstocked. A bigger tank will help, but bettas are hit or miss in a community. I've also heard of guppies being nasty little pricks. I'm not too sure you'll ever be able to house that betta with your stock as it stands, but you could definitely give it a shot. I would provide that dude with plenty of cover, maybe some plants with bigger leaves. You should wait until you get that bigger tank before trying anything.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #14
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This is definitely a result of being overstocked. A bigger tank will help, but bettas are hit or miss in a community. I've also heard of guppies being nasty little pricks. I'm not too sure you'll ever be able to house that betta with your stock as it stands, but you could definitely give it a shot. I would provide that dude with plenty of cover, maybe some plants with bigger leaves. You should wait until you get that bigger tank before trying anything.


I don't have a Betta?
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:04 PM   #15
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Also. I plan on going ahead and moving them to a 20 gallon tank today after I get off of work. Since I have to get a new pump. Which means new bb. What is the most efficient thing I can do to make sure my tank cycle is short lived?
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:35 PM   #16
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Whoops.....must've been reading another thread too. The madness.....
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:39 PM   #17
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BB Beneficial Bacteria

Run both the new and the old filter on your new 20 gallon, also move decor, gravel/sand as well. These all contain BB, also do not clean/replace filter pad for a couple weeks to allow the BB to establish.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:11 PM   #18
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So did not change the tank, my girlfriend asked me to wait untill she gets a day off lol.
I did do a 50% water change.
Ewwww. Fish water is gross lol

Anyways. Tuesday I shall be tank swapping. Still got to get more rocks anyways
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:50 AM   #19
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So here Is a new picture of the guppy.

I feel as tho the platy is the one attacking him. Always chasing him around the tank.

I also believe. His tail has been nipped at more since I put him back in the tank
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:25 AM   #20
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So it's kind of interesting.

Just to note.
The other fish seem to be protecting the little guppy, and every time the merigold platy starts to chase him all the other fish or at least all the other guppies will chase him off, and sometimes the sword tail and mollies do the same.
However the shark still tends to himself.

Interesting how the fish have personalities it seems
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