I am having a problem with 2 of my 3 guppies! I set up a 10 gallon freshwater tank up about a month ago, cycled for a week and a half, added 2 male guppies (a tequila sunrise and a black fancy) then waited a week and added a third. Now (about a week after the third was added) my first two both have what looks like dropsy!
I used a 5-in-1 test strip and it looks like all my levels are fine.
Nitrate - o
Nitrite - less than .5
hardness - 150
akalinity - 120
ph - 7.5
I do a 15% water change bi-weekly, but did a 20% just now to be safe and have been using StressZyme each week.
All three have been spending a lot of time towards the top of the tank the last few days and the two bloated ones are a little slower than usual, but otherwise they are all eating and swimming fine.
I would resolve myself to plain dropsy and hope for the best, but my tequilla guppy also has a clear bubble where his belly meets his tail. It has a little red to it and looks like you can see into his abdomen through it. I've googled as much as I can but cant find anything... Does anyone have any ideas what it could be or what i can do to help them????
Thanks in advance.
*** I attached some pictures. They're as clear as I could get, but you can see the bump on the tequila. I also forgot to mention the black tail has had a clear filament-like thing hanging from his rear for a few days now, which you can also see in his pic. Thanks again!