Guppies Swimming At Top

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by guppylvr11, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. guppylvr11New MemberMember

    My guppies swim up top or up and down the walls of the tank. What does this mean?
     




  2. GlamCrabWell Known MemberMember

    Thats glass surfing.

    I think it can mean its bored. But its normal some fish just do it
     
  3. KiksWell Known MemberMember

    How long have you had them in the tank?
    I have only experienced them doing such when they're new in the tank and a little stressed out with the new surroundings.
    When they're swimming at the surface of the water are they gasping or just very close to the surface?
     
  4. endiglowgurlNew MemberMember

    Guppies normally live at the top of tanks from what I know. All of mine have always stayed in the upper portion of my tank. Do they seem to be breathing normally or gasping for air?
     
  5. fishlover535New MemberMember

    mine do that

    its normal
     
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  6. guppylvr11New MemberMember

    Seem to be breathing normally. I have an air stone on 24/7
     
  7. guppylvr11New MemberMember

    They've been in the tank about 2 days
     
  8. endiglowgurlNew MemberMember

    How long has your tank been set up? Has it been cycled?
     
  9. GlamCrabWell Known MemberMember

    They might just be settling in then.

    Its abit stressful to move to a new place
     
  10. Tiny_TanganyikansWell Known MemberMember

    Glass surfing is a general term and they do it for a rew reasons, boredom, stress, trying to explore the new area, trying to find a way out, etc.


    If they glass surf literally constantly then it could be bad as it means they're looking to get away from their current situation and need to be addressed. For new arrivals its perfectly normal if the aquarium is in good health (cycled, maintained, low nitrates)
     
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