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post #1 of 7 Old 03-03-2007, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Crazy Guppy help needed

I have a 54litre tank with plants 1 eel, 1 placo, 4 male cherry barbs 2 female, 4 male guppies and 2 female (they are most beautiful with Picasso style tail fins!). ABout 3 days ago one guppy produced small fry overnight but they were sadly demolished. I think the female that gave birth is the one which is behaving crazy, she cant seem to swim without looking like she should be in a syncronized swim team, twisting turning and diving into the gravel. Whats wrong with her please, I am at a loss. All water tests are perfect, I have an areator set on low and the light is on a 24 hour timer coming on at 9am and off at 9pm, water temp 28.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-03-2007, 12:48 PM
what are the exact water parameters, just saying perfect implies that there is something wrong....
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-03-2007, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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perameters

no3 = 0, no2 = 3ish, gh = >10, kh = 0, ph =6.8

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-03-2007, 12:56 PM
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no3 = 0, no2 = 3ish, gh = >10, kh = 0, ph =6.8
an NO2 (nitrite) level of 3 is very toxic to the fish, do a 10-15% water changes a day, did you cycle your tank? Also what is your NH4 level?

Those results dont seem possible, a KH level of 0????
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Those results dont seem possible, a KH level of 0????
Ryan, this is possible. Adding baking soda will increase the KH. Zero KH will only increase the chances of risking pH crashes thus killing the fish.

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-04-2007, 09:48 PM
ok, its just surprising, ive never heard of a 0 level, the lowest ive heard of is 3...
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-05-2007, 04:53 AM
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my demales do tis before they give birth, they go a bit scatty. it could b stress or shes uncomfortable, it takes about a day or 2 for mine to get over giving birth, its stressful!
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