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Old 06-30-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Guppy Nipping at Platy's Tail Fin! :(

Please help me! I have just isolated my Platy from the rest of my fish beacuse I saw that my yellow guppy has been harrasing it. And then when I looked closer I saw that its tail fin look like shredded(not majorley) compared to my other platy of the same species. My platy is not swimming right so she is in a breeding box temporarily! She swims face down tail up and even on her side on the bottom! Is she ill? Can someone please help me!! D:

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Fish:Guppies, Platys, Barb, Glo Fish
Plants: 2
Algae-none
PH: 7.3
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Old 06-30-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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please someone help me! Its VERYY URGENT! D:
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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Ok, i put her in the breeding trap and she is only on the bottom and she is on her side!
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could be trying to breed with her,is the guppy a male? that tank is too small for barbs and glofish.
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How long has the tank been set up? Do you have a test kit?

It's not unusual for other fish to nip at tails of fish that have rot or wounds. You definitely did the right thing by separating it.
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from my experience iits usually the guppies getting picked on. Those two fish cannot interbreed. I cant come up with a reason why the guppy would nip at a platy. I always say though to watch out for the breeeder traps cause it will stress fish out. if she is swimming sideways and upside down it may be a sign of ammonia or nitrate or nitrite poisoning
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