Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Posts
    13

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default Random deaths of Guppies.


    0 Not allowed!
    Hello everyone,

    I'm not an expert in fish keeper , but I can say I have enough experience, so here's my problem:

    My guppies keep dying randomly. Everyday at least one or two. Mostly females and occasionally the males too. Yes quite embarrassing actually, everyone says they are the easiest fish to have but for some reason I find keeping mollies and platys much easier then silly old guppies.

    This is whats happening:

    1) All fish seem happy; almost everyday I see more babies from guppies & mollies. (6 neon tetras, several black and white mollies and handful of guppies.)
    2) All fish are fine, except the guppies they are happy and swimming and one second later I come back and see one dead, and that keeps happening. One at a time, no apparent sickness at all they were perfectly ok no weird behavior at all.
    3) Water quality seems ok, PH, ammonia, nitrates etc...
    4) Partial water changes every week
    5) Bacteria (CYCLE) is added as recommended for partial water changes

    My 2nd tank; I have platys, red eye balloon tetras and gold mollies, Marigold swordtail. They are all fine.


    I cant seem to figure out my 1st tank what it is with me and the guppies. Totally got me bugged. Any suggestions?

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    541

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~   Happy Holidays! - Rue   Merry Christmas, glad your here! - steeler1   Merry Christmas! - Slaphppy7   You need some fish! - steeler1   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    What exactly are your water parameters, and I'm wondering why do you add "cycle" when doing a water change? Is the tank not yet cycled and are you using a dechlorinator as well. With a little more info someone might have some ideas for you.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    4,597

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie   Thank you for all the plant advice - showmebutterfly   Merry Xmas To You! - Sandz   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    If this is what you are adding
    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=3983

    you need to stop, this does not dechlorinate the water, you need to buy a dechlorinator to use instead, let us know the exact water params (0,0,0) is actually not a good reading for most people typically

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Posts
    13

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    When I do weekly partial changes; I use Api Stress coat and Stress Zyme.
    http://www.apifishcare.com/product.p...3#.Uw9BuePJo9U
    http://www.apifishcare.com/product.p...2#.Uw9BjuPJo9U

    PH is around 70 - 7.4
    Ammonia is at a safe level <0.02ppm

    Last I checked nitrate and nitrite was at a safe level aswell.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    4,597

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7   pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie   Thank you for all the plant advice - showmebutterfly   Merry Xmas To You! - Sandz   Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    typically any ammonia is a bad sign... Ideally you want 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, and low nitrates (but some)

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Posts
    2,518

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for the rep! - steeler58   Thanks!! - steeler58   Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7   Thx4rep - pRED   Won't let me give a rep ptr re the 12 gal tank - fishmommie   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Guppies are by default hardy fish, but generations of inbreeding can make any species prone to illness.
    When you look at them do you check how fast they are breathing?

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Posts
    13

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    They'd seem normal. Happily swimming around. Foraging, poking and nibbling at plants.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    117

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Welcome to the AC! - Slaphppy7   Thx4 Photo lessons:) - pRED   

    Default


    1 Not allowed!
    As mentioned, guppies are usually strong fish and can live in a much wider range of conditions than most fish. However, there are some breeding issues. They also don't react to stress very well (in my experience).

    How long has the tank been set up?
    What size is the tank?
    What other fish are in the tank?
    How many fish are in the tank?
    What is the hardness of the water?
    Have you used any medications?
    How are you acclimating the fish?
    Are you quarantining the fish?
    Are you buying the guppies at the same place as the other fish?
    How long have you owned the guppies?
    Steve
    50 Gallon -
    Endlers | Guppies | Blue Eyed Rice | Celestial Pearl Danios | Threadfin Rainbows | Bronze Cory's
    Albino Cory's | Nerite Snails | Ghost Shrimp

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Southeast Texas
    Posts
    46,286

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    More rep already? Thank you kindly my friend ;-) - steeler58   For my cruel joke. - William   Mr 46,000 - steeler58   For surviving Harvey - Silbar   Hope you're drying out down there. - WhistlingBadger   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10   Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    You've been given great info so far...but first and foremost it sounds like this tank is not cycled...read the cycling stickies in the beginner section
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went” - Will Rogers

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    302

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Welcome to the forum! - Slaphppy7   Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have nothing but bad luck with guppies and have given up on trying to keep them. I like to blame the guppies' inbreeding rather than my own ineptitude.

    -S

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •