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Old 07-25-2013, 02:12 AM   #1
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Guppies Dying!!!!!!

Ok so we've had guppies for months. Got 8 more last week. Since then they have been dropping like flys! Avg of 3 per day. Started off being just the new ones. Now it's the originals too.
Ph is at 7
In a well established tank
Neons are great. It's just the guppies.
Is there some kinda guppy sickness ?
Is very strange!

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Also no signs of illness. They get lethargic and next day dead
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What are your other tests showing? Ammonia etc?
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Ahh yeah they are good too
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I had this same problem too. I chalked it up to the breeding of the guppies. In my 55g community tank with near perfect parameters my guppies were dropping like flys. Other than nearly a dozen guppies the only fish I lost was a harlequin rasbora and a lyretail killifish. Even my GBR was perfectly fine during this. I think it was some sort of bacterial infection that was able to infect a heavily inbred strain due to their innately weakened immune system. I mainly base it on that because my other strain of guppies I had in the same tank were just fine.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:46 AM   #6
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All good info


Our original guppies are dying off now too. It's gotta be something bacterial going on
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All good info


Our original guppies are dying off now too. It's gotta be something bacterial going on

Did you QT?
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Ahh yeah they are good too
Good is relative, numbers are more helpful
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Our original guppies are dying off now too. It's gotta be something bacterial going on
If its bacterial then all fish in your tank are susceptible to it
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If its bacterial then all fish in your tank are susceptible to it
True, but most won't succumb to it. Like I pointed out in my tank, I had almost 20 fish in my tank that weren't guppies and I only lost 2 of them while nearly all of my guppies died.
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True, but most won't succumb to it. Like I pointed out in my tank, I had almost 20 fish in my tank that weren't guppies and I only lost 2 of them while nearly all of my guppies died.
You know, I work at petsmart and people arw bringing more and more guppies back from dying. Mayne it is do to the massive inbreeding causeing problems
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