My Guppy started acting weird when I put him in his tank. Iím super concerned.
Hey! So new to Guppies here. (Had them roughly a month) so about a week ago, my guppies started showing symptoms of fin rot. After doing some research I gave them a salt bath to clear it up. Well, today I was supposed to put them back in their tank, so I cleaned it out, put some cleaning bacteria in it, and let it cycle for a few hours. When I went to put them back in, I took the first one out of the holding tank and put him in the tank (the temperatures are the same so I wasnít worried about acclimating) and when I turned around to get the others then turned back to him, he was acting weird. He would sorta swim against the glass and thrash a bit, and then he nose-dived directly into the gravel and started swimming against it. When he didnít stop I thought he was in some sort of shock, so I went to get him out. I couldnít get him out of with the net because he was pressed up against the glass vertically so I eventually had to scoop him up with my hand (which I hate doing) and in my hand he just kept swimming nose down trying to push against me. He was also sorta sucking on me, so I donít know if he was gasping for breath or something. (He shouldnít be hungry cause I fed them ten minutes prior)
Now heís back in the holding tank, and I tested the water and the parameters are about the same in both tanks, (the PH and hardness are a bit low, but itís in both tanks) the only thing different about the main tank from the last time he was in it is the cleaning bacteria, which I didnít have before,(but it hasnít affected any of my other fish or my sisters guppies) and a small seashell. (Which I read helps with the PH) Was he going into shock? Or was he just hungry/ or trying to figure out his new surroundings? Is this behavior normal? Iím super worried about putting them in their tank, but I canít find anything wrong with it.