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So I was paying alot of attention (and still am) to one of my guppies that seems to be sick, when I saw my smallest Elephant ear guppy get attacked by three of my other guppies, they ripped up his back tail fin. I immediately removed him from the tank because he was not defending himself he would just swim away for a few inches. I put him in my cleaned critter keeper with a plant and water from the tank (I was letting it float in the main tank so the temp wouldn't drop). I got ready for work and when I came back he was dead. I know the other guppies didn't mortally wound him they just bit his tail. But thinking back he never ate at feeding time, but, that didn't worry me because it looked like he was foraging the rest of the time and he had energy even though he didn't swim with the other guppies. My question is (actually I have two): "Can other fish sense when another fish is about to die, and will they attack that weaker fish?" and "Is there any way to guess the age of a fish before you buy?" This might have to do with age because he didn't really look or act sick or infected. (sorry that's technically 3).