Fighting Guppies

Jessica2285

We have a 10 gallon tank with only guppies. All our levels are good we have an all test kit we use regularly and do regular water changes. A couple of weeks ago we noticed one of our guppies had a slice in it's tail. Looked it up it wasn't fin rot. Last week after checking on them earlier we found him dead. Then we noticed another guppy had a slice tail and was being chased and nipped at by another guppy. Today we found the bullied guppy upside down on the floor in a corner. We've isolated both but are wondering if there's anything we can do to save the one guppy.
 

thefishboi

How many guppies do you have in your tank?
 

maggie thecat

Every kind of fish has its bullies. Sometimes, by breaking up the sightlines in your tank with plants and decor, the bully fish will establish a territory and protect it, leaving other fish alone, as long as they observe the boundaries.

Sometimes you just have to rehome the bully.

A ten gallon tank requires docile fish who will rub along, and no strong personalities.
 

Jessica2285

How many guppies do you have in your tank?
We have 6 but is there anything we can do for the damaged fish?
 

maggie thecat

Isolate the bullied fish in a hospital tank or remove the bully from the tank.
 

Jessica2285

Isolate the bullied fish in a hospital tank or remove the bully from the tank.
We have them both isolated separately
 

maggie thecat

Clean water with Melaflex or a aloe vera containing water conditioner may help him heal. Many people swear by pristine water alone.
 

Jessica2285

Clean water with Melaflex or a aloe vera containing water conditioner may help him heal. Many people swear by pristine water alone.
Thank you
 

maggie thecat

All the best to your guppy.
 

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