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post #1 of 7 Old 08-03-2009, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Guppies Swimming at top???

Hello all Lately My guppies have been swimming around top constantly like they are going to the surface to breath? I am not sure what's going on? All of my other fish are swimming normal....could they be sick? I am really puzzled!


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post #2 of 7 Old 08-03-2009, 02:43 PM
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They are probably just waiting for food, that doesn't mean that you should feed them all the time.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-03-2009, 03:09 PM
dont worry guppies spend most of their time at the top of the tank

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-03-2009, 03:32 PM
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have you tested your water lately?............If so, please post your results..........could be from lack of oxygen in the water........Do you use salt in your aquarium water for any reason?.........Could be more than just guppies being guppies.....
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-03-2009, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the Replies I haven't tested the water in about 2 weeks but going to do so I just peeked in the tank and noticed something odd the Guppies that used to be small and short are long and thin? I never had guppys before but I went to the pets store to get feeder fish for my frogs and their tank was cracked but mentioned they had a lot of guppy babies they would sell 10 for $2.50 and by time I got them home they were to cute to feed to my frog! They have since breed and have had alot of babies!!!

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-03-2009, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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PH is perfect.... Nitrate was scary High....however the nitrite was in the safe zone! water was very hard too! I am just puzzled as to why its just my Guppy's that were affected!

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-03-2009, 06:22 PM
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I think that the guppies tails are more easily effected by problems with the water, however severe (or not) they might be.

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