Guppy Behavior

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

  1. Mike1995

    Mike1995 Well Known Member Member

    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. O

    OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
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    Mike1995

    Mike1995 Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
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    Mike1995

    Mike1995 Well Known Member Member

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

    OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

    The current stocks are problematic unfortunately. Just watch for signs of trouble.
     
  6. O

    OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

    KH/GH test kit. Where do you live approximately?
     
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    Mike1995

    Mike1995 Well Known Member Member

    Pennsylvania
     
  8. O

    OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

    No replacement for a test but a real good chance you are fine.
     
  9. J

    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    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. G

    Guppyholic New Member Member

    - 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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