08-02-2011, 10:13 AM
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The thermometer is some fancy plastic thing I just got that sticks to the tank with a magnet. It cost twice as much as a regular thermometer and it doesn't even work. Grr. But the last glass thermometer I had broke and all the ball bearings came out so I thought I'd try plastic. Just ordered a digital probe thermometer, hopefully when it arrives I can get some accurate readings. The water feels lukewarm, though, about the same as the water in my betta tanks and their heaters are set for 79, so I assume the temp in the guppy's tank is around there, too.
She doesn't seem to have labored breathing at all, she just . . . hovers at the bottom. The tank parameters are normal, no ammonia or nitrite/nitrates. I do know my pH and KH are a little high (7.4 and 6ppm respectively) but the other guppies and the cories seem to have adjusted so I just don't know what's up with this one. Right now she's hovering on the bottom behind my moss ball. Maybe she thinks she's a cory cat?
By the way, do guppies like/need airstones? I have a bubblewand that provides a wall of bubbles in the back of the tank but I turned it off to see if that was bothering her.