Guppy Behavior

Discussion in 'Guppy' started by Mike1995, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Mike1995Well Known MemberMember

    I have a trio of blue and orange delta guppies. (1 male 2 female). They just dropped fry. The male is sitting on a big leaf and kinda just hangs out there a lot. He eats fine. But is it normal for him to be hanging out on the plant's? He is a kinda small still, and sometimes i notice his long tail makes swimming tough on him. Idk. The females are usually pretty active.

  2. OnTheFlyWell Known MemberMember

    Guppies are generally on the move 90% of the time. If he was completely happy and healthy he would be chasing the ladies when he isn't eating. I assume your tank parameters are good? Do you have adequate water hardness? They can usually thrive in all but the softest of water.
  3. Mike1995Well Known MemberMember

    Yes my tank parameters are really good. Ammonia 0ppm nitrites 0ppm and nitrates are like 10-15 ppm. Idk, all my other guppies in this tank and others do move all the time. He just seems like the only one who sits around.
  4. Mike1995Well Known MemberMember

    I'm honestly not sure how to measure hardness. How do I do that? None of my other fish have any issues.
  5. OnTheFlyWell Known MemberMember

    The current stocks are problematic unfortunately. Just watch for signs of trouble.
  6. OnTheFlyWell Known MemberMember

    KH/GH test kit. Where do you live approximately?
  7. Mike1995Well Known MemberMember

  8. OnTheFlyWell Known MemberMember

    No replacement for a test but a real good chance you are fine.
  9. Jocelyn AdelmanFishlore VIPMember

    What size tank? Is he straight or does he bend under the weight of his tail? What filtration do you have? Can you post a picture?
  10. GuppyholicNew MemberMember

    - small and kinda thin
    - body curving down as if his tail is heavy
    - hard time swimming as if his tail is a burden
    - less active

    These are usually signs of aged male guppies. If he's not sick, he must be pretty old already. We'd like to hear any updates from you! :)

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