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post #1 of 10 Old 08-11-2009, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question is this normal for guppies

I recently added guppies to my tank on Saturday and noticed that today 2-3 of them are at the very top of the tank for periods of time. Is this normal. All of my water params are fine, 0 nitrite, 0 ammonia and 10 nitrate.

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-11-2009, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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One of my danios died yesterday after looking limp, a little crooked and not active, now one of the guppies looks the same way...........


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post #3 of 10 Old 08-12-2009, 01:56 PM
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guppies are top dwellers,so they should spend most of their time at the top.
they'll travel about the tank,but that's mainly where they stay.
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post #4 of 10 Old 08-12-2009, 04:17 PM
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I have experienced this "limpness" with female guppies after they give birth. I don't know why it happens but don't worry. The guppies this happens to usually turn out fine.

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post #5 of 10 Old 08-12-2009, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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well since this post was initially started 2 males have died and 2 females look the same way. they have not given birth so I dont know what is going on?????????

any suggestions????


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post #6 of 10 Old 08-13-2009, 03:28 PM
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hmm perhaps have a word with you LFS where you bought them from,
perhaps they have a dodgy batch !!
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-13-2009, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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hmm perhaps have a word with you LFS where you bought them from,
perhaps they have a dodgy batch !!

Definitely as 4 of the 6 have died, so far the remaining 2 look ok. I will be taking the dead ones back to petco for my money back. I wont buy any more fish from that particular store


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post #8 of 10 Old 08-14-2009, 04:14 AM
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good luck.
it's such a shame that these days guppies are so weak,guess that's why
they get the name millions fish. :(
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post #9 of 10 Old 08-14-2009, 06:21 AM
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I have good quality guppies. They are superior to the other guppies, and untouchable to diseases. Well at least that is what I would hope, so I don't get any large outbreaks... Come and take some of my fry!

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(1) 55 Gallon Community
(2) 29 Gallons -Livebearers - Saltwater (Live rock)
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-14-2009, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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I have good quality guppies. They are superior to the other guppies, and untouchable to diseases. Well at least that is what I would hope, so I don't get any large outbreaks... Come and take some of my fry!
Its a shame you are not in or near philly as I would take you up on the offer!!!!!


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