04-20-2010, 12:04 PM
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My female guppies are dying!
So I have 2 females and one male in my 20 g. Params are steady, nitrite 0, nitrate 30, pH 8.4 (I know it's high, but it's consistent), hardness is 300, alkalinity is 240
I know guppies like lower pH but they have been doing fine for months. One of the females had a cottony patch on her tail so I isolated her for a day and then she had 50 babies. After she was done giving birth I noticed that the other female's mouth was looking weird. Her lips were really fat and she was acting strange. I put her and the other female in a 10 gallon with two new rasboras which I hadn't quarantined before adding them a week ago. I medicated the tank with jungle fungus cure and aquarium salt. This morning, the one with the weird mouth was dead at the bottom :( The other female, whose tail fin was losing color, now has the disease creeping up onto her body at the base of her tail. I'm afraid I'm going to lose her, but at least she had 50 babies... The male is still doing fine in the 20g I'm thinking the rasboras were not the cause of all of this because they seem to be fine and the other rasboras in my 20g aren't sick. My questions are, should I move the rasboras, am I going to lose the second female, and should I be worried about the babies? I separated them soon after they were born. I've done a 10% water change on the 20g.
I suspect columnaris because it was mouth/tail...
Last edited by Herbicide; 04-20-2010 at 12:15 PM..