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post #1 of 7 Old 10-30-2010, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Question dead guppy every couple of days!

I started with 6 guppies. I also have 2 BGKs 2 balas and 3 neon tetras. The guppies seem to be dropping every couple of days. I think it is because of the Nitrates. I keep doing 25% water changes with the gravel vacuum but for some reason they won't go down. I have live swords planted in there as well to hopefully help but it doesn't seem to be. All my other fish are happy and healthy. Maybe they are just not right for my tank as it's set up for my prides and joys my BGKs. Oh I only have 1 male guppy left, his colors are bright so maybe he will be fine all the others weren't so vibrant. It is possible they were sick to begin with.
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-30-2010, 10:57 AM
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what are your parameters? size of tank, etc.

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20 gallon (bgk and bala are still babies) temp 79, slightly acidic water, gravel and rocks.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-30-2010, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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just retested my water Nitrates are slightly below 20, Nitrites are 0.75 (that is the one I was having a problem with i got htem confused) my hardness is at 120, alkalinity is 80 and ph is 6.7
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-30-2010, 05:26 PM
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This might be dumb question, but, are you finding bodies, or just missing fish? If you're just losing fish in the night, they're not sick, your BKGs are just doing what they do best.

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post #6 of 7 Old 10-30-2010, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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not a dumb question. I am finding dead bodies. Although the second to last guppy, Rose the last of the females, had a bunch of bites out of her tail. I did end up with a missing tetra in the very beginning but all the "big boys" were still too small to eat him or at least I believe so. I think he jumped ship and since I can't get behind my tank I am left in wonderment until I get my big tank.
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-31-2010, 12:44 AM
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I would suspect your have a fish that likes to bully lol hmmmmmmmmmm

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