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Ksirio15 07-10-2012 02:21 PM

Guppy vertical swim problems
I have a female guppy that seems to have an issue. She swims fine, however when she stops swimming and goes to just hang out in a part of the tank her tail sinks and her head rises so she is hanging out vertically. I thought that it may be swim bladder disease, but she has no issues swimming and is not flipping over or struggling. She is in a 55 gallon tank with other guppies, platys, mollies, cories, tetras, and a BN pleco. It is a moderately planted tank that has been setup going on 2 years ammonia and nitrites are at 0, nitrates are between 10-20, and pH is around 7.4. The rest of the fish are doing fine and not having any problems. Anyone have any ideas on what the issue is?

kitten_penang 07-12-2012 03:00 PM

does she looks like she's gasping?

Ksirio15 07-12-2012 11:22 PM

Not really, ig every once in awhile but not to frequently.

kitten_penang 07-13-2012 06:29 AM

try adding a little garlic to her food.just a little.see if she gets back to normal

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