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post #11 of 17 Old 04-21-2010, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I know how to raise the babies :)

My boyfriend, observing my guppy tank:
"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
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post #12 of 17 Old 04-22-2010, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Well she's dead and buried now. Her gills looked really inflamed so I think it was columnaris. RIP.
Fortunately no one in the big tank seems affected. Now to sterilize that 10g, this'll be hard because I'm strangely terrified of bleach...

My boyfriend, observing my guppy tank:
"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
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post #13 of 17 Old 04-23-2010, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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Dang, now my pretty little male is sick too. :(
I removed him. I'm becoming more increasingly concerned about the babies. The little ones are all going in the sterilized 10g as soon as I get it stable. But I think if they were going to get sick, they'd be dropping like flies, right...?
I did a very thorough gravel vacuuming (ie, I moved around the ornaments and driftwood and vacuumed places that haven't been done in a while), I'm hoping that removing all that debris will stop this epidemic (although I'm down to my last adult guppy).

On a side note, I think the nitrates may be diminished because I added some hornwort a couple weeks ago, and it's supposed to be really good at removing them.

My boyfriend, observing my guppy tank:
"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
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post #14 of 17 Old 04-24-2010, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Dang. Male died too. :(

My boyfriend, observing my guppy tank:
"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
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post #15 of 17 Old 05-04-2010, 12:56 AM
Have you considered it might be mouth fungus?
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post #16 of 17 Old 05-04-2010, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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I think it was a bacterial infection. Something that affected their gills.

My boyfriend, observing my guppy tank:
"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
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post #17 of 17 Old 05-05-2010, 11:36 PM
Yea...I've had problems with that at times, too. Unfortunately, sometimes there's nothing you can do.
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