Guppy Bellies

  1. Joyo15

    Joyo15 Valued Member Member

    My water parameters are good but my guppies keep getting swollen bellies then die. What could be the cause?
     
  2. Adriifu

    Adriifu Well Known Member Member

    When you say good, what exactly do you mean? What size is the tank? What’s the stocking? How much do you feed them daily? What do you feed them? Do their scales protrude? Any other symptoms? Can we get a picture of the guppies and the tank?
     
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    Joyo15

    Joyo15 Valued Member Member

    Just upgraded from 20g to 55g about 3 weeks ago. My parameters have stayed 0,0,40 the whole 3 weeks. Used HOB, gravel and deco from 20g. (still running to feed the new canister filter) The last guppies that died were in the 20g. I have one female one very young male and 7 varying age fry. 8 neons, 3 mystery snails and a coolie loach. The last guppy to die was a adult male. I just cleaned my tank and found a baby in the corner. My current female must just be pregnant. This may be an unnecessary question at the moment? It was just strange they swelled up and died.
     
  4. Adriifu

    Adriifu Well Known Member Member

    How many of the guppies you had died? Did they all die the same way? It kind of sounds like dropsy or maybe constipation, so I need to know whether you feed them too much and whether their scales protruded before they died.
     
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    Joyo15

    Joyo15 Valued Member Member

    They probably do eat too much as they love the snail jello. The four that have died, did the same way. Hung out on top and just kind of exploded. 3 females 1 male. It really didnt look like the scales protruded though.
     
  6. Adriifu

    Adriifu Well Known Member Member

    Can I get a picture of the current guppies? Do they seem overweight? It may not seem like a big deal, but overfeeding can lead to fatalities if not taken care of.
     
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    Joyo15

    Joyo15 Valued Member Member

    They dont seem to be just the adult female. I will try to get pics tomorrow.
     
  8. Adriifu

    Adriifu Well Known Member Member

    All right, cool. For now, just try to feed them less. Maybe skip the snail jelly if possible. The snails will just eat what the fish eat with no problem as long as the guppies have a balanced diet.
     
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    Joyo15

    Joyo15 Valued Member Member

    1st female, 2nd middle age baby, 3rd young male 20180618_191512.jpg 20180618_192757.jpg 20180618_191109.jpg
     
  10. Adriifu

    Adriifu Well Known Member Member

    Yeah, they look very overfed. I would definitely cut down on food if I were you. Especially that snail jelly. Oh, and this may be off topic, but you should add some more loaches. Five more would do.
     
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    Joyo15

    Joyo15 Valued Member Member

    I am going to add more fish. I just started my new filter and tank about 3 weeks ago(with ALL of my 20 gallon substate, filter and deco). I dont want to overload it until im sure its cycled or going to cycle. ;) Seems all good so far.