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verbosity 11-30-2007 08:48 AM

Guppy Thread
Alright, there are a lot of threads about guppies. However, most of them deal with breeding them.

I just bought ten random guppies from the fish store last night. Male/Female mix. Almost all of the guppies are hanging out at the top of the tank. Right underneath the water level. What's up with that? I've had guppies before and have never had an issue with them afraid to leave the surface. I figured they might have been oxygen starved from the over populated fish store (they had a big sale so over populated tanks where worse that night). However morning has come and the guppies are still hanging out at the top. All but two of them. One which I don't suspect will make it threw the week (he rest on the bottom). And one that is acting normal.

I have already got another guppy on hold for the sickly one I brought home (he was resting in the bottom of the bag before I released them into the tank).

The fish in this store are not treated horribly. They all have clean tanks etc. Any ideas? Is this maybe new home syndrome?

This is in my 75 gallon tank. Details are in the Aquarium log.

This may be a new tank, but I am using a stabilizer to get the nitrogen cycle going. Bought the stabilizer last night.

willow 11-30-2007 05:29 PM

can you give water details,what your readings are.
give them a little bit of time to get used to your tank,
did youadd water from your aquarium to their bag
slowly over time,or just add them straight away ?

verbosity 11-30-2007 05:42 PM

I let the temperatures match for an hour than a plucked them out of the bag in placed him in the tank.

willow 11-30-2007 06:00 PM

well from your readings,i would say your tank is going
through it's cycle,i would not add anymore fish (please)
your filter cannot process all the waste that the fish
are producing,there is not enough beaceria.
water changes are a big thing to help your fish from
the effects of the cycle,you may loose fish here
as some are not hardy enough to cycle with.

verbosity 12-01-2007 07:13 AM

I am picking up a 55g today that has been set up for a while. If I think I am about to lose any fish or if I lose any, they will be moved to this cycled tank.

I am using Seachem Stabilizer in the 75 gallon, hopefully the cycle will be completed in a week or two.

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