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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
We have 4 new guppies now in quarantine awaiting their QT until they can join their new roomies in the community tank -
First we have Spot -
Water Plant Terrestrial plant Organism Fin

Plant Underwater Organism Terrestrial plant Grass

Next we have Tequila-
Plant Fin Botany Organism Underwater

Water Natural environment Fin Organism Plant

Next is Leo-
Water Fin Underwater Organism Fish

Water Plant Fin Organism Underwater

Lastly we have camera shy Creamsicle -
Plant Organism Fin Water Fish

and a bonus shot of Spot and Tequila -
Water Fin Organism Underwater Fish
 

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
All very beautiful. My favorite is tequila of course, anything blue does it for me.
Leo is my only concern, he looks a little clamped.
Typical for guppies to be clamped when they are stressed for some reason.
Just keep an eye on him.
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Did you mix the names up? Tequila is the one that looks clamped in the pics (he was fine at the LFS) , Leo is fine. And we are keeping an eye on Tequila (on all of them really) of the 4 in the QT tank he's the one that once released , seems the most stressed. Leo , Spot and Creamsicle are all behaving normally , just hoping that Tequila settles in.
 

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I have a similar one like Tequila in my Colony at the moment. I think it was called "Tequila Sunrise" at the LFS.
Yes that's the breed , I wanted to call him T.S. as in Tequila Sunrise and in homage to one of my favorite poets T.S. Eliot but my wife insisted we just call him Tequila. I'll still think of him as T.S. hehe
 

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Unfortunately , Tequila did not make it :cry: and now the qt is being treated with API general cure because Leo is clamped up and no other signs of illnesses , water parameters are all acceptable and Spot & Creamsicle seem perfect 馃 ....
 

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I don't know what it is about the livebearers these days. They just arn't as hardy as they used to be. Maybe I just have a bad selection or the LFS doesn't have a good selection either. I don't know.
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From what I've come to understand it's due to breeders allowing too much inbreeding. which has made the overall species weaker. I think I'm done buying guppies from LFS and might start to get trios directly from breeders and control my own breeding and strains.
 

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Unfortunately and with sadness I have to report that not one of these beautiful creatures made it to the community tank from the QT / Nurse tank , We lost Tequila 4 days after they arrived , treated with General Cure because we could not see any obvious signs of illness other than clamped fins , everyone seemed to be responding well fins started to unclamp, then Leo passed on the sixth day , Creamsicle and Spot showed signs yesterday that they were improving and I woke up this morning to find they both joined their brothers in the Rainbow Pond. Swim In Peace , Tequila , Leo , Creamsicle and Spot.
 
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