08-17-2008, 07:36 PM
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Guppy sick? Or just lazy?
My male guppy has been acting weird the past couple of days. He just sits on the bottom of the tank, motionless (except for the breathing motions). He has no other signs of illness. When I stick my finger near him or if one of the females bumps into him, he "wakes up" and starts behaving normally.
These are normally pretty active fish, and I've never seen them "sleep" before. I know some of my other fish tend to just kind of sit in one spot at night while they sleep, so is he just being lazy and sleeping during the day, or does this sound like he's sick?
The tank is a 5g hex. Water parameters are zero ammonia and nitrite, about 15 ppm nitrate, pH 7.2, temp 78. Haven't checked the hardness lately. The other occupants are 2 female guppies and a pond snail.