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All good after adding fish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by guppygrl, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. guppygrl Valued Member Member

    So it's been a week since my water parameters have gotten to no ammonia and no nitrites.. nitrates settled down to a healthy range.

    I picked up some fish after my water change. Not sure if it's because of the prime but my levels were still good tonight when I tested.

    I got some new guppies but found a female at the bottom and although she was a alive, her tail was chewed almost off. I isolated her in a breeder box but don't know if she has any chance of surviving. My male Dalmatian Molly has gotten aggressive with the additions.

    The other guppies are fine and swimming around.

    I think when I get my new tank in February i will dedicated it to only guppies.

  2. Terra Well Known Member Member

    I've heard people say to rearrange the decorations/wood/rocks/whatever in the tank to remove their territorial issues. Maybe the new guppy ventured into "his" spot.

    Congrats on the cycle! :)

  3. guppygrl Valued Member Member

    thanks Terra :) I'm so happy it's cycled. not going to miss the daily water changes. lol

    that's a good idea about rearranging the decor... i haven't seen him favor a spot before but i don't see what they do at lights out. I'll give that a try.

    I'm sure the fish will die.. fins don't grow back do they?

  4. Terra Well Known Member Member

    That question's been asked quite a bunch around here, and the concensus is yep, they usually do as long as there's still some nub left to grow on.

    My first betta I got had a pretty ratty tail, dunno if he chewed it off himself or what, but it wasn't so pretty. It was much improved after only 1 week, and perfect now :)
  5. guppygrl Valued Member Member

    sadly she passed away during the night. poor fish. :(
  6. oscarsbud Well Known Member Member

    Sorry to hear about your fish. It is hard to lose one, even if you haven't had it very long.
  7. Terra Well Known Member Member

    Aww I'm sorry :( You need to give that molly a stern talking-to!
  8. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    I thought for sure that guppygrl would have a guppy tank ;)
  9. guppygrl Valued Member Member

    I'm planning on a guppy tank in February! i want to take time and properly plan it out. get the tank established with plants before adding the guppies.

    thanks for the condolences.... only other fish lovers would understand.
  10. guppygrl Valued Member Member

    terra.. I'll be talking to the Molly later lol