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    Default Something's wrong with Sunkist!


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    Hi everyone. My guppy Sunkist didn't come for his morning feeding today (as usual) and I haven't seen him all day. I would usually take out all the decorations and do a search but I just got some danios, new guppies, and shrimp so I don't want to tear up the tank on their first day right after a stressful acclimation. Sunkist has been doing this in the past week;

    Swimming vertically- sometimes upside-down

    Eating well with full stomach

    Pale colors

    Limited activity; swimming jerk-ily

    Hiding, isolating himself from the rest of the fishes and staying in one place behind a plant


    There are no signs of bullying and he's quite comfortable with the other fish.
    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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    I should have added this in my original post, but I forgot, and the editing window is closed; below is a picture of sunkist and a list of their new tankmates (all the other guppies and fish get along perfectly)

    6 zebra Danios
    1 more guppy pair (4 total)
    3 shrimp (bloody mary, blue velvet, neon yellow)

    The picture shown was before he started to get pale, but otherwise he's exactly the same.

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    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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    You need to feed less. I wouldn't be surprsied if the size of the stomach is messing with the swimming bladder. Mess with the swimming bladder, you get paler fish.

    Stop feeding for 4-5 days and see if there is improvement.

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    Is Sunkist a tequila sunrise guppy? I have one too. His tail fin looks a bit nipped, maybe some of the new fish are bullying a bit? I guess the danios, but I've never kept them. I'd just make sure they aren't nipping at him (or anymore), especially while his motion is affected.

    It happened to me, I overfed my angels once, and one of them was having SBDs the following day. I fasted all the fish for two days and fed sparingly for a week, isolated him in a breeder box to protect him from other angels for 12 hours, and he was fine again. It's crazy how sick they can look and pull thru the next day. Good luck with Sunkist!
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    Yes, he was a tequila. And he was just healing up from a mosquito-fish picking incident.
    Sunkist hadn't eaten in about five days.
    He has passed away.
    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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    Sorry for the loss.
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    I'm sorry for your loss. I don't think it was because he didn't eat though (if that's what you are thinking). He must have had an internal infection :(
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    No, I'm not thinking that. What kind of infection do you think it was, and will my other fish get it? I have danios and a betta in there with the gupps. Thanks for helping, everyone.
    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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    A systematic septic infection. You don't have to worry about your other fish unless their immune is down for whatever reason. It is most probably an opportunistic bacteria that unfortunately got a hold of your guppy while he was down healing from the nipped fins :( But at least you can have some confidence it's not contagious....
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    What a relief!
    It's better to have and not need then to need and not have; this is especially true when you're dealing with fish and you need itch medication.

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