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Old 03-18-2019, 08:08 AM   #1
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Sick/unhappy guppies

This morning I found 2 of my guppies not looking well. The one with the orange tail had that damage when I got him Click image for larger version

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The other one was great yesterday all of a sudden this morning he is also hanging on the surface with the other one and lost a lot of his colour.

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Old 03-18-2019, 11:53 AM   #2
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Do you have good surface agitation for oxygen?

Do you know your water parameters?
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Orange tail one is no longer

Pretty good no airstone or anything.

Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 10
I forget ph
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Do you have a filter? What kind?
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Also does the water have a fresh or earthy smell or something else?

As a matter of good husbandry practices, I always do decent 30-50% water change after a fish death.

Are you using liquid tests or strips?

Recent Guppy additions to the tank?
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Also does the water have a fresh or earthy smell or something else?

As a matter of good husbandry practices, I always do decent 30-50% water change after a fish death.

Are you using liquid tests or strips?

Recent Guppy additions to the tank?


Iím running a fluval c4 with extra bio media

Water smells normal

Did 50% water change

Got them 10days ago

Using API master kit for testing (liquid)
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Have there been any previous mystery fish disappearances?
Any fish bothering them?

Any differences in water parameters from store to you?

What is your pH? Do you happen to know GH/KH TDS?

It is possible that the fish were ill or became ill from the additional transfer from the store. Sometimes if you go back to the store where you got them and check out how their fish from the same group are doing /ask too if you might get a real answer or not, maybe.

Any specks of Ich?

Any poop concerns - white, stringy?

Are these Guppies the only ones acting off?

Checking to see if the filter media is cycled.

How long has the tank been running? And filter been running with the media inside?

Does it have a strong BB colony? As in not changed filter media recently or rinsed off in untreated tap water?

Sorry you are having problems with your fish.
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I think I figured it out, I was watching them last night and seems that one of the guppies is chasing/bulling everyone. Iím going to move stuff around in the tank today hopefully changing up the territories enough
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The male could be fighting for dominance for the female. You could add more females.
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From what I see/was told all males

Would that also cause it to chase around the other species in the tank?
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