Well, for those who didn't see my intro post, we decided to breed some feeder guppies for a friend. This is my first time breeding anything, and only the second time I've had any fish. To be honest, I had no idea what a Guppy
looked like before we decided to do this lol. We didn't know anything about cycling a tank, we'd just been doing what the friend told us to do since he's the one buying everything for the setup and whatnot. We just have a little ten gallon, and were going to cycle it, but the friend decided he wants the fish asap. So now we have two males and five females swimming around.
One of the males was free because, as the pet store guy said, "he probably won't make it". He's not nearly as active as the other male, and tends to swim vertically, face down, bumping his little nose into the gravel. He looks better than he did in the petstore, we thought he was dead in the tank when the guy was scooping the guppies out for us. They were in about the same size tank as we have now, but there were tons and tons of guppies crammed in there with no gravel or plants or anything, just a tank with water and fish. That's sad. I guess they figured since they're feeder guppies and they sell them by the dozens, they didn't matter enough to take care of.
I'm worried though since we didn't get to cycle the tank. Are my fishies gonna die? And is it possible that the weak male has something that could spread to my other guppies? I'm going to be turning to this forum for a lot since our friend seems to view them as the petstore does. They're just food, not worth time or effort, I guess. It's sad