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CichlidChick 04-05-2010 11:52 AM

Red streaks on my yellow guppy
 
Yesterday I noticed my male yellow guppy had bright 2 bright on his sides near his back. He's swimming around and eating but I'm still concerned. Its hard to get a picture cuz my camera sucks. Any advice would be great. Thanks. Tested the water after I noticed and levels are good, no ammonia or nitrite, low nitrates ph 7.5

biokid101 04-05-2010 07:09 PM

maybe he is just getting the rest of his color cause he may be young.

CichlidChick 04-05-2010 08:01 PM

I really hope thats all it is :D The red is so bright! Its very noticeable against the yellow. He's my favorite fish so I worry bout him.

fryup 04-06-2010 09:55 AM

a pic would really help so we can defo say what it is :):):)

CichlidChick 04-06-2010 11:32 AM

I'll try to get a shot of him, my camera sucks. :P

biokid101 04-06-2010 06:55 PM

its alright anything will be good but i just want to see the red thing just in case

CichlidChick 04-07-2010 12:14 AM

Went to the petstore and saw that all the yellow leopard guppies had the exact same red streaks. I was told they are just juveniles and its nothing to worry about so I feel better. Thanks biokid you were right its just cuz he's a youngling :P ( he's a pig too always right to the top of the tank at feeding time before everyone else )

fryup 04-07-2010 12:17 PM

i have a young leopard male guppy ...he has no red streaks....pics!!!!!!!!

CichlidChick 04-07-2010 03:58 PM

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the red part is near the top, it looks more red because of the flash from the camera. all the yellow guppies have it at the LFS.

fryup 04-07-2010 04:06 PM

hmm all tho 1 or 2 of my 2 month old guppy fry have this marking and by the looks of it its just his natural markings :):):)


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