A Quick Guppy Question

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So on Monday three new guppies were added to my twenty gallon tank, bringing the total number of fish to seven (5 female 2 male). I have noticed that two of the seven have been somewhat distant from the others. They are staying towards the top right hand side of the tank, however nothing seems to be physically wrong with them rather just a change in mood. They eat and move about the whole tank occasionally, but stay in that top right hand side for a good part of the day. Can someone maybe enlighten me a bit as to why this is?
 

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If its the females they are probably resting from being chased around by the males. Also another possibility is they are in an area with a bit less flow. Check your water parameters Ammonia, Nitrites,Nitrates and Ph and if the Tank is cycled and they are eating fine then i think they are just enjoying a bit less flow from being chased around or doing the chasing around.
 

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Are they the females in the top corner? Do they appear pretty large? I’m asking because if so...they could be pregnant and is pretty normal behavior a few days before birth.
 
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If its the females they are probably resting from being chased around by the males. Also another possibility is they are in an area with a bit less flow. Check your water parameters Ammonia, Nitrites,Nitrates and Ph and if the Tank is cycled and they are eating fine then i think they are just enjoying a bit less flow from being chased around or doing the chasing around.
My parameters are fine, thank you for your help. I suspected this but I had to ask because if something was actually wrong I would take immediate action. Thanks again!
 
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Are they the females in the top corner? Do they appear pretty large? I’m asking because if so...they could be pregnant and is pretty normal behavior a few days before birth.
These two particular females aren't but there are others in the tank who are, or appear to be preggers.
 

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Maybe a picture could give a better impression of what the problem (if there's really a problem) might be.
 
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I had lost a male last week who was thin and got shy too but there have been no changes in my parameters and the other six fish are doing great im so puzzled
 
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I would suggest bringing the subject fish back to where you got em along with a water sample and see if you can get refunded or an exchange. I think it was sick when you got it.
I had this fish for a month maybe a little bit more, I may just have replaced this weekend from a different store that supplied me the healthy fish now. I hate to see this i try my best for them sadly you get duds sometimes. I sleep better knowing its a dud rather than a mistake of mine lol
 

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I had this fish for a month maybe a little bit more, I may just have replaced this weekend from a different store that supplied me the healthy fish now. I hate to see this i try my best for them sadly you get duds sometimes. I sleep better knowing its a dud rather than a mistake of mine lol
I agree things like that happen in this hobby though its the nature of the beast. It would honestly be a good investment to get an API liquid test kit. To be able to get your parameters and try to find the root of the issue soon than later.
 
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I agree things like that happen in this hobby though its the nature of the beast. It would honestly be a good investment to get an API liquid test kit. To be able to get your parameters and try to find the root of the issue soon than later.
I use the API liquid test kits for ammonia and pH but have the test strips for Nitrite Nitrate and Hardness. I constantly monitor its my OCD if a leaf falls off my hornwort i panic lol i also water change once a week. Is there any other suggestions you may have
 

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I use the API liquid test kits for ammonia and pH but have the test strips for Nitrite Nitrate and Hardness. I constantly monitor its my OCD if a leaf falls off my hornwort i panic lol i also water change once a week. Is there any other suggestions you may have
I would get the API master test kit to be able to test the nitrite and nitrate that way instead of the strips which i've never used but have heard seen and read they aren't as accurate as the liquid test kits. Aside from that i think you may have just gotten an already ill fish and it has progressed from the month you have owned it.
 
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i notice she is only moving her left fin maybe she was attacked im not sure. I would like to get a new female in any case to keep my ratio of male to female stable would tomorrow be too early to replace her if all else is good with the tank?
 
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