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post #1 of 2 Old 09-20-2015, 06:21 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Brand new guppy is lying at the bottom of the tank

I checked all of my levels, all are fine. I've never had a guppy, so I was wondering if this is normal behavior. I have an air pump and a filter.
I honestly don't think it's shock. I've introduced fish to aquariums before and I know how it works.
Literally the only behavior I have seen is that he's lying at the bottom. He IS moving, but not really swimming. Just kinda lying there. He doesn't seem to be gasping for air, and his gills look a-ok.
Any ideas? I'm worried about him, he's my only fish.
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-23-2015, 08:55 AM
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Is your tank cycled? How exactly did you acclimate him? (I know you said you've done it before, I just want to make sure we cover all grounds, just in case! It could be something silly, you know?) How big is the tank and any other fish in it?

Normal behavior for guppies is swimming u in the middle-top level of the tank, occasionally going down further to pick at algae and plants and gravel or leftover food. They're fairly active fish.

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