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Oxon Fish 04-18-2013 12:25 PM

Bloated Guppy

I have just been away for a couple of days and 1 of my guppies is looking very bloated.

The 2 other guppies and 7 Harlequins and 3 shrimp look fine.

It is a 90L planted tank and the guppies have been in the tank for about 2 months along with the shrimp, the Harlequins have been in about 6 weeks.

I don't think i am over feeding and they have not had food for a day.

Water temp is 26 degrees C, and all water parameters are very good and where they should be, only maybe the high Ph at 8.2 is high. Other parameters:

pH acidity 7.6
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 40
Ammonia 0

There doesn't appear to be any sighs of this on the other fish, and the one that is bloated was the biggest of them all, oh and they are all males.

Any help greatly appreciated.


ZivaD 04-18-2013 09:50 PM

Can you get a picture of the fish in question?

Oxon Fish 04-19-2013 02:41 AM

I can put a picture up later on, i have been doing a bit more research and it is pointing towards Bloat, I will try the pea treatment and look at other treatments recommended on various sites.

Chesh 04-19-2013 06:21 AM

Let us know how he does. . . :(

fish monger 04-19-2013 07:19 AM

Do his scales seem to be standing out ? If so, that could point to dropsy.

Oxon Fish 04-20-2013 10:26 AM

Transfered him to another tank and put some parasite treatment in the water, he was dead in about 3 hours. Maybe should have treated him in the main tank but did not want to treat all the fish when there was no sign of any problems with the other fish.

have done a good clean out of the main tank and all the other occupants still look fine.

Was really hopeing to save him, but i guess this is fish keeping.

MoneyMitch 04-20-2013 12:28 PM

mysterious deaths and ailments is also livebearer keeping =X

Chesh 04-21-2013 09:25 AM

I'm sorry to hear your fish didn't make it through. . .

Oxon Fish 04-22-2013 06:53 AM

It is a shame, but then it has made me change tack a bit, my 2 remianing male guppies now have 4 females sharing the tank now.

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