HELP Guppy laying on gravel!

HarimG

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Hey! So I just now noticed that one of my male guppies are laying on the gravel. He has one ripped fin and I’m not sure what to do. I have a breeder box but is being occupied by babies. Please help in any way!
water results: Ammonia 0.50 ppm | pH: 6.8-7.0
Nitrite: 0 | Nitrate 0 ppm
Extra Info: the tank is a 10G with 3 males (including this one) and 6 females
 

Bettamay

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Ammonia is waaay to high, are his gills red or anything? Also is he bending at all?
 
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HarimG

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Not that I see at the moment. He’s just breathing on the ground.

Bettamay said:
Ammonia is waaay to high, are his gills red or anything? Also is he bending at all?
I don’t have any chemicals to treat the ammonia and the breeder box with the babies is those that have holes on the side to match the water level in the aquarium. So it’ll be hard transferring the babies to change the water.
 

sav023

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HarimG said:
I don’t have any chemicals to treat the ammonia and the breeder box with the babies is those that have holes on the side to match the water level in the aquarium. So it’ll be hard transferring the babies to change the water.
I'd suggest doing a water large water change to help with the ammonia first of all, then figure out the cause of such high ammonia. Even if it's hard with the babies having that much ammonia is worse in my opinion.

ALSO I doubt that such high ammonia will help with his fin healing.
 

Fisch

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HarimG said:
Not that I see at the moment. He’s just breathing on the ground.


I don’t have any chemicals to treat the ammonia and the breeder box with the babies is those that have holes on the side to match the water level in the aquarium. So it’ll be hard transferring the babies to change the water.
I would say that you risk the lives of the babies as well if you won't change the water.
 
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HarimG

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Fisch said:
I would say that you risk the lives of the babies as well if you won't change the water.
Alright thank you all!
 

Bettamay

Member
I had a really bad spike in my tank , (also 0.50ppm+) one of my guppies died to it. I used the product knows as tetra safestart+. It really helped lower the ammonia and keep thing safe for my other fish. Basically it adds a whole bunch more beneficial bacteria for the tank. All I did is shake the bottle, pour the stuff in(I didn’t really follow the instructions on the back since they were useless) and add my guppy back in about an hour later. Then I just hoped the didn’t die like the other fish, and it worked!

I know lots of hobbyists won’t agree with this, but I think that those bottles of bacteria work great to fix the cycling problems. If there’s a store with that kind of stuff nearby, I would have gone and got it.
 

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