10-12-2009, 01:18 PM
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Strange guppy death
I have 5 male guppies in a 15g along with a few pouch snails (the snails hitchiked on a plant and I let them stay)
This morning during feeding time, I noticed one of the guppies did not eat. While I fed the others, he was just swimming at the other side of the aquarium, investigating some decor. I was in a bit of a hurry to leave, so I thought nothing of this. A skipped feeding wouldn't do harm to a fish, and it was still a bit active.
Tonight when I returned home, he was dead. Lying on a rock. I took him out and buried him, and tested the waters. Everything normal. Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 10. All within safe range. It's been only 3 days since the last weekly water change too. The only evidence I've seen on the body is some reddening inside the head. I said inside because it appeared like internal bleeding or something, given the slightly transparent skin around guppy heads.
The other 4 seem alright. I tried giving a little food tonight to see if they respond, and they did eat.