Help! What's wrong with my guppy

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Disease' started by Susanmarie, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. SusanmarieNew MemberMember

    I'm urgently trying to find out what's going on with one of my guppies. I have had the fish (5 males) for a month. Yesterday I noticed a large bulge underneath one of my guppies and initially thought he must be a she and got pregnant. The guppy is pale in colour compared to the others and has a permanent red dot halfway down the body, I'm not sure if that makes a difference. But now I'm wondering if it is still a male and he is unwell. I've been trying to look for indicators but I'm having trouble. The guppy is currently separated in a floating breeding box. I suffer from anxiety so I struggle to deal with things like this easily so that's why I've come here for advice.
     

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  2. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    That guppy is a male still. The budge maybe bloat. What's your readings? Have you cycled your tank? And has that guppy been struggling to get to the top?
     
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    SusanmarieNew MemberMember

    I've been doing everything I need to in the tank but the ammonia and nitrate levels are high and no one can work out why, I've just bought some live plants to try to lower it. The fish has been seemingly fine in itself, swimming around the top and bottom fine and eating normally. It is now in a separate breeding box just in case.
     
  4. Sarah73

    Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    How long has the tank been running for?
     
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    SusanmarieNew MemberMember

    About 6 weeks
     
  6. Shiloh KellerNew MemberMember

    do you know the actual numbers? also what size tank? live plants are always good! i hope we can figure out whats wrong. :^)
     




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