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deepmitch 03-03-2007 11:47 AM

Crazy Guppy help needed
 
I have a 54litre tank with plants 1 eel, 1 placo, 4 male cherry barbs 2 female, 4 male guppies and 2 female (they are most beautiful with Picasso style tail fins!). ABout 3 days ago one guppy produced small fry overnight but they were sadly demolished. I think the female that gave birth is the one which is behaving crazy, she cant seem to swim without looking like she should be in a syncronized swim team, twisting turning and diving into the gravel. Whats wrong with her please, I am at a loss. All water tests are perfect, I have an areator set on low and the light is on a 24 hour timer coming on at 9am and off at 9pm, water temp 28.

musho3210 03-03-2007 11:48 AM

what are the exact water parameters, just saying perfect implies that there is something wrong....

deepmitch 03-03-2007 11:51 AM

perameters
 
no3 = 0, no2 = 3ish, gh = >10, kh = 0, ph =6.8

musho3210 03-03-2007 11:56 AM

Re: perameters
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by deepmitch
no3 = 0, no2 = 3ish, gh = >10, kh = 0, ph =6.8

an NO2 (nitrite) level of 3 is very toxic to the fish, do a 10-15% water changes a day, did you cycle your tank? Also what is your NH4 level?

Those results dont seem possible, a KH level of 0????

Lupin 03-04-2007 08:45 PM

Re: perameters
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by musho3210
Those results dont seem possible, a KH level of 0????

Ryan, this is possible. Adding baking soda will increase the KH. Zero KH will only increase the chances of risking pH crashes thus killing the fish.

musho3210 03-04-2007 08:48 PM

ok, its just surprising, ive never heard of a 0 level, the lowest ive heard of is 3...

lioness501 03-05-2007 03:53 AM

my demales do tis before they give birth, they go a bit scatty. it could b stress or shes uncomfortable, it takes about a day or 2 for mine to get over giving birth, its stressful!


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