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Old 10-11-2013, 12:19 PM   #11
 
These guppies are not like they used to be when I was young.

I have been doing aquariums for years and these guppies just die off for me too.

Solution - Forget the guppies - Throw in more Neon Tetra. The tank will look better anyway.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:25 AM   #12
 
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These guppies are not like they used to be when I was young.

I have been doing aquariums for years and these guppies just die off for me too.

Solution - Forget the guppies - Throw in more Neon Tetra. The tank will look better anyway.
These are test strip results the OP is getting which are highly inaccurate. Very likely ammonia killing them. Or ammonia and Nitrite,,both highly toxic. The water isn't like what it used to be when you were young and fish keeping has come a long way. Please add valuable input on these threads..
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #13
 
The water is probably the truth, and the guppies are probably too small for the other fish in my 30 gallon tank.

I'm using a Tap Water Conditioner by API that is supposed to take out the chloramines. I really have had a lot of problems with this chloramine they are putting in this tap water in Los Angeles. It smells terrible too.

I have to think of a better way of storing the water than I am.

It just seems to me that when I was young the guppies would breed like crazy and that they were indestructible.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:05 AM   #14
 
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And I think the evaluation of todays' Guppy is a valid insight. Much the same has been said about Betta and Goldfish. Maybe modern mass-breeders don't cull as hard. Maybe their facilities are stretched too thin. Maybe they cut corners.

Maybe things just ain't as good as they use to be. <grump>* cough* cough* {sniffle}
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