Guppy With Black Spots

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Aquarista, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. AquaristaNew MemberMember

    Hi, I searched the forums for this topic?!

    A baby guppy has now 3 big black spots on one side and three in identical position (symmetric) on the other side, is he sick?

  2. Mary765Fishlore VIPMember

    Nah that's his pattern developing! Black is the first colour to show up :D congratulations!!
  3. AquaristaNew MemberMember

    thanks for the response, trying to get pictures up for practice :)
  4. Mary765Fishlore VIPMember

    Woah! And it's a gorgeous guppy too :p keep me updated if more colour shows up!!
  5. Milliemae124Valued MemberMember

    Yes as Mary said, it’s the colour coming through. Gorgeous guppy by the way :p
  6. AquaristaNew MemberMember

    Why is it gorgeous? size? the black spots? his attitude and demeanor? :p

    he looks so big in the picture but he i still tiny like 2months or less
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  7. Milliemae124Valued MemberMember

    His markings :p
  8. Mary765Fishlore VIPMember

    Yeah very few guppies actually have markings like that! So stylish, such attitude. I love it!!
  9. AquaristaNew MemberMember

    Well my young guppy was not immuned to the sirens' song; today, new colors...he's a shiny bugger, already dancing for the ladies.
    I'm gonna call him Travolta.

    Fudge wrong picture

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  10. Mary765Fishlore VIPMember

    How in the hecc did he colour up so fast?!

    I have two velvet-red males with purple highlights :D if you want to see them..
  11. AquaristaNew MemberMember

    Into photography so pictures always welcome
  12. Milliemae124Valued MemberMember

    Wow he coloured up fast! I think I have the same gravel as you in my 2.5 :p
  13. AquaristaNew MemberMember

    Haha yes, that was my coordinated phase, when the white belt matched the white shoes, my wife likes purple, so without any idea I could decorate the tank properly, I started buying pink and purple now it<s my experimental tank. i just dropped a branch of photos in there to help with ammonia and ambiance.
  14. Mary765Fishlore VIPMember

    Aww no I'm no good at photography :(

    Here is my best lol

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  15. Milliemae124Valued MemberMember

    I have a guppy that looks just like that :p
  16. AquaristaNew MemberMember

    Here's my effort so's a happy fish tank...but should I seperate the females from the males, she is getting harrassed all the time?

    Very clear water!!!

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  17. Mary765Fishlore VIPMember

    That's awesome! He is still a tiny little fella but has a tonne of pride and colour already! Just wondering, How much did you buy yours for?

    Thanks! I have 2 filters in there lol
  18. mattgirlFishlore VIPMember

    WARNING...Totally off topic

    I am curious as to why the water level is a few inches below the top rim of these tanks. I actually see that quite often and was wondering if there is a specific reason for it. I keep my 55 and my 5.5 filled all the way to the bottom of the band around the top and wonder if I shouldn't fill them so full.

    I was just wondering if it depends on personal preference or if there is another reason for it. Maybe to keep fish from jumping out, maybe?
  19. Milliemae124Valued MemberMember

    I can’t remember, I’ve had him for quite a long time now! :)
  20. Mary765Fishlore VIPMember

    For me, It's for two reasons

    1. They water evaporates very quickly because of the rapid water surface I have so I can lose an inch in a week.
    2. I am breeding air-breathing snails for the pea puffer I am getting soon and they appreciate the ease of access to oxygen!

    Fair. I unfortunately have to sell him (he was born not bought into my tank) and was wondering about price.

    We're actually looking into getting another tank in the next few months, hopefully a 75 gallon, then we can move one. For the most part they're vertical, head up tail down sometimes they'll be slightly slanted. My husband said late last night he saw one swimming back and forth around the other one just for a few seconds, he thinks it they could be wanting to mate?

    Tried to get a good pic, the scratches are on the camera

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  21. AquaristaNew MemberMember

    reason no 1, arm space when i dive into the tank the water rises, reason no 2 some fish breathe from the surface and i am planning on gouramis and just got into the habit, reason no 3 since my tanks have to have lids, it allows thehouse plants space to grow outside of the water