HELP!!!!!!! My guppy is trippin!!!!

ecnaj143

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Last night, I bought 6 guppies(4females and 2 males). I took all the steps, I know I did because all the other ones are acting happy. But one male started trippin, he started swimming fastly up and down one corner. Then he would swim into the plants and get stuck, then when he gets out, he goes to the same corner and does it again. All the other guppies are fine. My tank is where it should be, I've had my platy for over 2months and she good. Any idea's??? Is he tryin to impress the females??
 

leafgirl115

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He may be. I some times notice my male molly doing this.

I would keep a close eye on him though.... make shur he is eating and that there are no tears in his fins from geting stuck in the plants.
 

vanbcman

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I notice my fish doing this at times. I think when they are new to the tank they are a bit confused with all the reflections and glare maybe. But then even my long time tenants do this at times. I think if most of them start to act funny like that I would check the water (cyclying?).
 

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I have a guppy who has been like that for 3 months now...we finally named him "spaz" and concluded that he is just a hyper little guy (the smallest little guppy I've ever seen). Maybe it's like fish attention deficit disorder or something ???

Izabela
 

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I suggest darkening your tank for a couple of days, or move the light source a little. Be sure there are several hiding places for this little fella. (stand a flat piece of slate or other non-metal containing flat stone in that corner so he can get behind it) You may want to consider attaching some artificial plant to the outside of the aquarium around the corners to act as a visual barrier. Consider that this fish may have been blinded in transit. Be sure that he is actively eating. Add Stress-Coat in the recommended doseage for your tank. It will help re-build his mucus coat. Gradually re- introduce brightness over several days. If this doesn't work, just accept the fact that you have a finny super-athlete on your hands. Good luck.
 

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my guppies seem to have a mad hour on an evening (distracting me from keeping up with my tv program usually!!) about an hour before "lights out time/bedtime" where they choose a corner and they all swim quite slowly up to the top then when they all get there, they swim as fast as they can to the bottom as if they are having as race. they go really fast....i have no idea how they stop in time! i'm sure they'll bump their nose on the gravel one day!! i was wondering if this is typical guppy behaviour (being a neurotic newbie i do seem to question everything they do!). looking at this thread maybe guppies are just loonies!
 
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