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post #1 of 9 Old 07-07-2010, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation 911! Split tail on my fancy guppy!

Ten gallon hex fully cycled on 6/4/2010. Added 5 harlequin rasboras and 1 Olive Nerite snail on 6/15/2010. Waited until 7/2/2010 and added 3 fancy guppies (all males). 1 Japanese Blue Swordtail, 1 Tequila Sunrise and 1 Green Cobra. Yesterday I noticed the Green Cobras tail was split!!! I don't think it's fin rot all my readings are normal! 0 Nitrate, 0 Nitrite, I can't remember the other readings off hand. Temp is 78 F. Could it be from the airstone? I have bubbles coming out of a treasure chest?They seem to love playing in the bubbles..... Or could it be the fake plants? They don't feel rough to me but I know their tails are quite delicate? Or do you think the males may be fighting? I haven't seen any aggression between them at all though.....Any suggestions???
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-07-2010, 09:18 AM
never use plastic always go for natural.if thats not an option go for silk but never plastic.our skin is much thicker then the guppies delicate tail.what we feel as smooth can easily cause a tear to the guppies tail.

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otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-07-2010, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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I was afraid of that....Will it heal on its own???
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post #4 of 9 Old 07-07-2010, 09:28 AM
put in some stress coat to help with the healing.

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-09-2010, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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OMG!! Is it possible that it healed already??? I haven't put any stress coat in at all but I have been watching him for about a half hour thinking I'm crazy...his tail isn't split anymore!? It was split from the tip of his tail almost all the way to his body and now I can't even tell it was there! He's swimming around like crazy and certainly isn't clamping his fins together....I'm just amazed and thought I would share LOL
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-09-2010, 03:40 PM
wow that's great news =)

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #7 of 9 Old 07-15-2010, 01:55 PM
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Is it just me or is that tank a tad crowded?

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post #8 of 9 Old 07-15-2010, 06:25 PM
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You do have to many fish for that 10 gal. tank. The all male guppies will chase each other around and cause the tails to get tattered. You should do 2 water changes a week of 25% with that many guppies and other fish. Guppies like good water qty. if they do not get it they get fin rot and overcrowding causes bent spines later on. I'm glad that it's tail healed. I use Melafix to heal tail and stress coat works also.
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-16-2010, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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I do 50% water changes weekly. And I'm pretty sure my male guppies are all gay! LOL JK! Thanks for the advice! :)
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