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    Help, male guppy has red splotch with white dot in middle

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 8 gallons How long has the tank been running? 7 months Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 77-78°F What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) Two adult guppies (one...
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    Guppy Looks Sick?

    Just wanted to update, Sherbet is still hanging in here, we have tested the water every other day and continue to see no ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate. She has some good days, with more energy, and some where she is more tired. Some of the plants in the tank have been shedding and stopped...
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    Guppy Looks Sick?

    Tank What is the water volume of the tank? 5.5 gallons How long has the tank been running? 6 months Does it have a filter? Yes Does it have a heater? Yes What is the water temperature? 74-75°F What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.) 4x Adult guppies (3...
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    Guppy Looks Sick?

    Hey everybody! So the last two days our guppy, Sherbet , has been looking kind of darker closer to her tail and has been staying to the bottom more. She still comes up to say hi when we go to chill by the tank, but the other three guppies with her seem to be moving more and out and about...
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    Did something a little dumb... anything I should do to help fix this?

    I came to that conclusion under the premise that algae can thrive when there is a sudden upset in ecosystem balance, so while we might have too strong a light, I jumped fast to sudden nutrient spike and decline since we' saw this in our shrimp tank early in the year when I started trying to...
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    Did something a little dumb... anything I should do to help fix this?

    Long story short I added some fertilizer (half dose Flourish, 400μL/10 gallons) to a tank which I had never used fertilizer in, no idea what I was thinking, didn't add any since. No surprise, two weeks later there's a fairly concerning algae problem. We've been picking it out when possible but...
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    Whoops, we're pregnant! Female guppy gave birth without showing signs of mature pregnancy?

    Shrimp Daddy says, I'm so relieved this is normal, I did not know their age affects the size of the brood. Now we know to keep track of the age of the new arrivals We got José a few months ago and decided he is an old man since he was the largest of the lot, same goes for Meredith, she's...
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    Whoops, we're pregnant! Female guppy gave birth without showing signs of mature pregnancy?

    Thank you for all the good information! We did bring her back to her lover so hopefully he can get a chance to have some offspring of his own.
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    Whoops, we're pregnant! Female guppy gave birth without showing signs of mature pregnancy?

    Dear all, last night we had quite a surprise! About 5 weeks ago (3/17), we got two female guppies (Meredith and Sunshine) to mate with our choice males (José and Agave). The females were placed in QT for 3.5 weeks, then introduced to their boyfriends on 4/10. The boys were living together, but...
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    New shrimp and guppy owners here

    Hello, we are shrimp mama and shrimp daddy. We have a few established 5 gallon planted tanks with fancy guppies and red cherry shrimp, it has been fun to take care of them and we would like to learn more to do even better We have made a joint account, according to the rules this looks like the...
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