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post #11 of 16 Old 02-14-2014, 10:02 AM
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When I was a teen, I had a 10 gallon tank devoted to 'fancy guppies'. Since I wanted one of everything, I kept adding more fish (beyond that old rule of thumb about 1 - 1" fish per gallon of water) and then the tank was almost wiped out from bacterial infection (fin and tail rot). I can't say that this is what's going on with your tank, but MY tank was just enough over-crowded that it allowed the infection to take hold and spread. Just a thought...
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Another "problem" with fancy guppies and most especially with the really really pretty ones, is that they can be rather in bred and therefore more suseptable to illnesses.

Whereas the "older more common" types are heathier.

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Are you doing any water changes?


of course, I do 25% water change weekly with pre-treated water.
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of course, I do 25% water change weekly with pre-treated water.
Sorry, I had to ask. You would be surprised how many people don't change water, or only if the water looks or smells bad!
I've seen so many posts about guppies dying. Only thing I can think is that MAYBE the breeders are having trouble producing healthy fish. I hate to guess though. When I entered the hobby many years ago, guppies were the toughest, healthiest fish possible. Now I read about massive losses with no apparent cause. What's going on I wonder.
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Hmm taking into account what has been said I think all points might be valid.

The place I got my guppies...well, they aren't the most 'modern' of shops, a lot of their tanks are over stocked etc with not the best cleaning or filtration. but they have a lot of variety of fish. I can see some guppies in the tanks with tails already ragged and split. I usually try and avoid getting them, but some of so cute and pretty I get them and think I can heal them :/

I do try and pick the prettiest and nicest males, so maybe it is breeding issue and poor immunity :/

my tank is quite full, I admit, but I have been careful not to overstock, and I am have a strict cleaning and water change routine.

One thing I have noticed is the guppies with the bigger tails seem to suffer either quicker, or more than my smaller tailed guppies. at this time I have put the worse off guppies in an isolation net, and am treating the water with medicine. I have isolated them at the moment mostly because my endlers are getting quite cheeky, I don't want them having a good at my guppies while they're still abit weak.
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Another "problem" with fancy guppies and most especially with the really really pretty ones, is that they can be rather in bred and therefore more suseptable to illnesses.

Whereas the "older more common" types are heathier.

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The same could be said for the various strains of goldfish and angelfish. As a matter of fact, a couple decades ago there was a massive wipeout of angelfish and all that was available, commercially, were those that were kept by local breeders / hobbyists.

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