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post #1 of 4 Old 01-16-2011, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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i have a heavily planted 10 gallon tank with guppys. for a year or so, i only had females in the tank and now about a week or so ago i added a single male guppy and now ive seen a whole lot of fry (to my happiness). now in the past, ive had dissappearances in the tank... guppys vanishing without a trace (i have another thread ab out the abductions). anyway, the tank has a hole in the hood on the back of it but i never thought anything of it. anyway theres now only 2 female and 1 male guppys in the tank. anyway, i was studying when i became hypnotized by the tank and noticed that my favorite female awsnt swimming around. I checked and checked around the tank and couldnt find her. finally i checked under the table holding the aquarium...
to my horror, i found her there... i was about to grab her when i could still barely see her fins and gills moving. i hurried and grabbed her with a net (hands to big to wedge under the table bottom) and reeled her in. i hurried and dumped her back in the tank and she had so much dust and lint all over her body! i used a turkey baster to shoot water at her, which fortunately cleaned her up nicely. her eyes look cloudy and she looks worn out. i fed her and she readily ate.

do you think she will be ok? she was out on the carpet for at least 5 min! i dont know how shes still alive honestly. she appears to be pregnant too!

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-16-2011, 10:42 PM
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i have a heavily planted 10 gallon tank with guppys. for a year or so, i only had females in the tank and now about a week or so ago i added a single male guppy and now ive seen a whole lot of fry (to my happiness). now in the past, ive had dissappearances in the tank... guppys vanishing without a trace (i have another thread ab out the abductions). anyway, the tank has a hole in the hood on the back of it but i never thought anything of it. anyway theres now only 2 female and 1 male guppys in the tank. anyway, i was studying when i became hypnotized by the tank and noticed that my favorite female awsnt swimming around. I checked and checked around the tank and couldnt find her. finally i checked under the table holding the aquarium...
to my horror, i found her there... i was about to grab her when i could still barely see her fins and gills moving. i hurried and grabbed her with a net (hands to big to wedge under the table bottom) and reeled her in. i hurried and dumped her back in the tank and she had so much dust and lint all over her body! i used a turkey baster to shoot water at her, which fortunately cleaned her up nicely. her eyes look cloudy and she looks worn out. i fed her and she readily ate.

do you think she will be ok? she was out on the carpet for at least 5 min! i dont know how shes still alive honestly. she appears to be pregnant too!
Check you water parameters to see that nothing bothered her enough to drive her out of the tank. Another reason may be she was spooked by the light being turned on abruptly. These are the only two reasons I can think about. During my cycle I had fish constantly jump out and now everything is stable and nothing has jumped out.
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post #3 of 4 Old 01-17-2011, 10:34 AM
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I had a guppy go missing too. Found his carcass 3 weeks later on the floor. I thought he had just gotten eaten. They are really good jumpers. Glad she is ok.

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-17-2011, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
water parameters are near perfect XD they never panic from the light. seems like they panic more often then not from me cleaning the tank. she seems to be ok now but her eyes look a bit cloudy

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