Not sure what is wrong with my guppy

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So, recently I moved from college back home for winter break, and I took my aquarium home with me. I have a 10- gallon with three adult guppies (2 female 1 male) and 5 couple-month old fry. A couple days before the move, one of the females was just hanging out near the top, distancing herself from everyone else, and I believe that was due to her being pregnant. I had to jump through a few hoops making sure my tank was corrected so the fish were ok, but they all seem to be doing great now. The female that I was worried about is more active and doesnt stick just near the top anymore, but shes developed a couple of red spots on her side that I'm worried is internal bleeding. A quick google search alerted me to the possibility it is ammonia poisoning, so I added some API quick-start and a little bit of API stress-zyme. I've attached some photos, so if anyone knows what's wrong with her please let me know! Thanks!
 

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halabuc said:
So, recently I moved from college back home for winter break, and I took my aquarium home with me. I have a 10- gallon with three adult guppies (2 female 1 male) and 5 couple-month old fry. A couple days before the move, one of the females was just hanging out near the top, distancing herself from everyone else, and I believe that was due to her being pregnant. I had to jump through a few hoops making sure my tank was corrected so the fish were ok, but they all seem to be doing great now. The female that I was worried about is more active and doesnt stick just near the top anymore, but shes developed a couple of red spots on her side that I'm worried is internal bleeding. A quick google search alerted me to the possibility it is ammonia poisoning, so I added some API quick-start and a little bit of API stress-zyme. I've attached some photos, so if anyone knows what's wrong with her please let me know! Thanks!
What are your water parameters? Was your tank cycled before you added fish? Water temperature?

I would do a 25% water change asap and see if it makes any difference.
 

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Looks like ammonia burn around her gills. I would do a 50-75% WC and invest in an api test kit to get your exact PH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate readings
 

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Good luck to you and your fish!
 

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Can't help here but welcome to fishlore
 
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SeaMonkey06 said:
What are your water parameters? Was your tank cycled before you added fish? Water temperature?

I would do a 25% water change asap and see if it makes any difference.
It wasn't cycled for very long after I moved it, I didn't want to leave the fish in their little bags too long lest they suffocate, and I didnt have a second tank to put them in or anything. I hadn't changed their filter or anything so I figured the bacteria and such would be alright in between moves. I'm not sure how accurate pet-smart's water testing is but basically everything came back fine as of yesterday but yesterday night I replaced my regular filter with just some filter sponge since my filters had been getting clogged in literally a day or two. Right after I figured out it might be ammonia poisoning I replaced the filter sponge with a real filter. This only appeared today so I'm hoping she's ok.
 

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Replacing your filter will kill your cycle and your basically throwing away your BB. Take your media out of your filter every few WC's and get a bucket of tank water and swish it around in it don't keep replacing cartridges it'll be like starting over every time you do that and your fish will suffer.
 
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Replacing your filter will kill your cycle and your basically throwing away your BB. Take your media out of your filter every few WC's and get a bucket of tank water and swish it around in it don't keep replacing cartridges it'll be like starting over every time you do that and your fish will suffer.
Thank you I wish I had known that before
 
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kallililly1973 said:
Looks like ammonia burn around her gills. I would do a 50-75% WC and invest in an api test kit to get your exact PH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate readings
Alright I did a 50-55% WC. Where I live it is too late to visit a pet store tonight, so I'll probably go tomorrow and pick up a water testing kit. I also added two shrimp yesterday, and I know they are far more sensitive to chemical changes than the fish so I'm hoping they dknt croak on me- fingers crossed.
 
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