Guppy Does Not Look Right

Discussion in 'Rainbowfish' started by Tim Dobson, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. Tim DobsonNew MemberMember

    Need a bit of advice on this, we noticed one of the female guppy has red like cheeks. Not sure what it is but its gone very red. the picture is not very good i did try my best, any ideas?


  2. Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

    Parameters? Tank size?
  3. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    It doesn't look that red in the picture. Red in that area is often from high ammonia. Do you know your water parameters?
    She is very light colored, Is it just the gills showing through? In a lot of my light colored fish, I see that showing through. (gold clouds, a betta)
  4. Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

    My orange guppies have red gills as well.
  5. Tim DobsonNew MemberMember

    25 litre tank only 3 guppies in there. It is only on the gills done regular wster change 50 to 75% use tap safe. Dosent look to red in pic not very good cam did notice all 3 guppies floating at top in same corner though. Dont seem to want to swim down
  6. California L33Well Known MemberMember

    I agree with KimberlyG. If you've got red gills, and especially if you've got fish that want to hang out near the top, you've got to check for ammonia. If you don't have an ammonia test kit don't wait, just change 60% of the water today, and another 60% tomorrow.
  7. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Is this a new tank?
  8. AquaNoobValued MemberMember

    water parameters, such as nitrates ammonia etc
  9. Tim DobsonNew MemberMember

    Ye it's new. I will get ammo tested today and do another water change etc

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