Guppy Laying Down + Sinking? Help

Discussion in 'Guppy' started by Salem, May 30, 2019.

  1. SalemNew MemberMember


    What is the water volume of the tank?
    How long has the tank been running?
    1 month
    Does it have a filter?
    Does it have a heater?
    What is the water temperature?
    What is the entire stocking of this tank? (Please list all fish and inverts.)
    5x guppies, 1 ramshorn, many pest snails

    How often do you change the water?
    Once a week
    How much of the water do you change?
    What do you use to treat your water?
    Nutrafin Aqua+
    Do you vacuum the substrate or just the water?
    I vacuum the substrate gently

    *Parameters - Very Important
    Did you cycle your tank before adding fish?
    What do you use to test the water?
    API kit
    What are your parameters? We need to know the exact numbers, not just “fine” or “safe”.

    Ammonia: 0
    Nitrite: 0
    Nitrate: <5
    pH: 7.5-8

    How often do you feed your fish?
    Twice daily
    How much do you feed your fish?
    What brand of food do you feed your fish?
    Hikari Fancy Guppy food
    Do you feed frozen or freeze-dried foods?

    Illness & Symptoms
    How long have you had this fish?
    3 days
    How long ago did you first notice these symptoms?
    First day he was staying alone, just now he was sideways
    In a few words, can you explain the symptoms?
    Have you started any treatment for the illness?
    He stays alone on the bottom of the tank hidden amoung the plants. Just now he was laying sideways at the bottom and is seemingly having trouble swimming.
    Was your fish physically ill or injured upon purchase?
    Not to my knowledge
    How has its behavior and appearance changed, if at all?
    He seemed to be active in the tank at the store-which had the same parameters as mine- but after the first day he began to lay on the bottom of the tank. Appearance has not changed.

    Explain your emergency situation in detail.
    New guppy has been spending his time laying on the substrate. He would come out for food but otherwise stay still. He is now laying on his side. He will swim up then turn sideways and sink back down. sometimes he swims upside down for a second. I am right now seperating him from the others.

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  2. SalemNew MemberMember

    Update; Probably swim bladder

    Fish is no longer moving, I presume hes died :c
  3. Casper&MushuValued MemberMember

    Aww what a shame, it could be anything really that happened to it, guppies are rambunctious fish and grow to quite large sizes, he could've injured himself on any items in the tank, or it could be a disease, and maybe as you said , it could be swim bladder, but anyway, sorry for your loss.