I just setup my new tank yesterday.
Initially i performed fishless cycle for 3 days and took the water sample to petstore store to check if it was fine for the fishes. They tested it and it was fine.
On my way back home from the petstore, i got 3 guppies - 2 fancy guppy( a blue one and white spotted) and 1 red tuxedo. All males.
When i introduced them to the tank, after few mins, all were fine. They were moving around the tank. I fed them tropical flakes before going to bed and they ate fine. Somehow, one of the fancy Guppy( blue one) made frnds with Red Tuxedo and the other fancy one( with white spots) was alone.. but he was still fine. Enjoying/swimming all by himself.
The next day.. till morning - everything looked ok.. in around noon i found that the Guppy with whit spots( which was alone) is always hanging around the top of the aquarium. Other two moved together around the whole tank. I read few forums.. and changed 1/3rd of the water. Still he does not seem to do well. I know he is stressed out, and his tail is not as wide/bright as it was yesterday.
Below are the contents of my tank -
5G tank with tap water treated with conditioner, with hood and light.
pebbles,small ornament, one artificial plant, 3 large pebbles as resting area for the fishes.
Topfin filter 10i, tetra submersible 50W heater
no live plants currently - person from petstore told to add live plants after a month of adding fish so that cycle will stabilize
What must be wrong?
Is it the quality of water - not sure as i introduced fishes only after testing it and other two fishes are swimming happily.
is he lonely and feeling left out? - One or two times i saw the blue fancy just poking this poor guy if he gets in between his way.
Or anything else??
Please reply as i am feeling very sad for the sad and lonely guppy.