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zfarsh 05-15-2011 12:13 AM

Help with Guppies
Hi, i have a 10 gallon tank, planted, and used to have 2 fancy male guppies. I just bought 4 more, all male. Everything went fine the first day. Second day, 5 of the guppies are picking on one of the guppies for some reason, i dont understand why all of them are ganging up on this one fish, they are all the same size. Could that one be sick ?

Teishokue 05-15-2011 02:54 AM

you should post your water parameters, plants, fish and information. this will always make responses faster and easier. looks to me like it might be sick. or not enough plants/hiding space for non-dominant members

Austin 05-15-2011 03:01 AM

Maybe it is actually a female. Male guppies tend to chase and harass the females a LOT. If you accidentally had one female they might all be ganging up on her, and you should remove her asap! Otherwise, I have kept all males together and they seem to attempt mating with other males quite often. See if they just happen to be chasing him at the moment, and move to other fish. If not, and the fish looks sick, maybe that is why. I don't tend to see guppies pick on other guppies unless they are really sick.... like, dead sick, and become food.

Teishokue 05-15-2011 03:46 AM

im pretty sure the guy has males.
it is very DIFFICULT to sex FANCYTAIL-guppies

zfarsh 05-16-2011 09:27 AM

If it was a female fancy guppy, wouldnt it be different than the male? Maybe i can take a picture later, but i seperated the guppy, and put it in a 5 gallon pale, and some hornworth and wood to keep it calm. I added 1 tea spoon of salt, in case it was diseased or something. If it survives, i am hoping to be able to try it again on 2 days to mix them.

The Aquarium is 10 gallon, and i had 2 puggies originally, and added 4 more. ALL are supposed to be males. They are all getting well togheter, exept that single one, which they seemed to be niking at its neck or gills i think

Teishokue 05-17-2011 03:19 AM

When adding fish, Turn off all lights. re-arrange aquarium a little, acclimate water and then add when comfortable.

zfarsh 05-17-2011 08:45 AM

i think it was a female, i got to go back to big al.....

merle 05-20-2011 02:46 AM

my guppies unusual behaviour
I bought 9 guppies approx 2 weeks ago, One has died and I was waiting for another family member to come home to take it out as I dont like to, so hours later we went to retrieve the body and there was no body. A few days later another guppy seemed dead, upside down lying in the gravel, again I waited until the afternoon for someone to take it out, the body was still lying there dead, 20 mins later we went to get the body and he was not there, I counted thinking now I only have 7 left, I counted 8, I saw the dead fish swimming again, it has been a whole day now and he is still swimming, I dont understand how he came back to life as when I thought he was dead he did not move at all, his eyes were discoloured aswell as his body and he was there for 12 hours? Is this a normal thing to happen?? also one has a broken tail, for about three days now, will he die??

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