Can’t Tell If My Guppies Are Sick Or Not

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  1. mjolnir4321

    mjolnir4321New MemberMember

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    Hey all, I need some advice. I have a 20g community tank with 11 guppies and some fry (0 ammonia, 7.2 pH). A couple days ago I noticed two of my orange guppies looked a little paler than usual, and one of them looks more skinny/frail than he used to.

    However, they were acting completely normal in the community tank (swimming/eating normally). Yesterday I moved them to a hospital tank and began treating with Tetra Lifeguard. They both still acting normal (one of them intermittently sits on the bottom of the tank, but I figured this might be just due to the tank move?). I’ve attached some images. Please help! I’m not really sure if they’re sick or not!
     

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    Without knowing if there is an actual issue i wouldn't have moved them and medicated like as u said they are most likely more stressed out from the move thsn anything. It's also always good to give all the water parameters. Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrates and Ph
     
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    mjolnir4321New MemberMember

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    Well there is an actual issue... before I moved them they were both pale and the one looked very skinny and not healthy. Also lifeguard is a general treatment, no antibiotics or anything. Many people have told me that moving them to a new tank away from the community at the first sign of something being wrong is the correct way to proceed. I don’t want to put my other guppies at risk!
     
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    I don't disagree with what you did. is the tank you moved them to cycled?
     
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    Yeah it is, I previously had a virgin female in there but I moved her to put these guys in there. It doesn’t look like columnaris/ick/fungus, as there isn’t any white growths on them, and their feces aren’t white and stringy like in parasites. Honestly the closest thing I could find online is TB, as the one is sort of starting to look emaciated
     
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    According to that its TB also :/. Ill just wait it out and see I guess
     
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