Something wrong with guppy

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Koniucha, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Koniucha

    Koniucha Valued Member Member

    I think something is very wrong with my guppy. He is suddenly at the bottom, tail sort of up, and just staying there. I took a video, but not sure how to add on the website

    Now he is hiding under a piece of wood. Im scared he is dying. The other fish are fine.
     
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  2. Aster

    Aster Well Known Member Member

    Is he having trouble swimming? Sounds like swim bladder disorder.

    Add a video by clicking the film-strip icon beside the tree icon. A photo would also help, if you can't figure out the video.
     
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    Koniucha

    Koniucha Valued Member Member

    He is not swimming, so I would say yes. Where is the tree icon?

    I don't even know how too add a picture. The app is down :(

    How do I help if it is swim bladder?

    I can't find him :(
     




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  4. Aster

    Aster Well Known Member Member

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    Koniucha

    Koniucha Valued Member Member

    Right now, he is face down in the sand, moving his fins but staying at the bottom

    ugh I can't even post a pic. He is now in a corner of a cave I have. His head is on the sand and only his tail is showing. He is not moving, just his fins
     
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  6. Aster

    Aster Well Known Member Member

    If he is that far gone—I'm sorry, but his chances aren't looking too good. You can try to QT him and fast him for 3 days, then feed him a pea.
     
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    Koniucha

    Koniucha Valued Member Member

    I have an empty 10 gal. It still has the old filter, but dried. Could I put him in there?

    This happened so fast. He was fine earlier.

    He died :(
     
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  8. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Condolences for your loss.

    Any clue as to the cause? Water parameters?
     
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    Koniucha

    Koniucha Valued Member Member

    I truly have no clue. Water is fine, ammonia is between .25 an .5. Nitrites are 0 and nitrates are 5.

    I have three other guppies and they fine, swimming happy as clams. Everyone else is fine too. It really happened very fast.
     
  10. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    Were his gills looking red? Do you use Prime? When was your last water change? Have you changed anything about the tank recently?
     
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    Koniucha

    Koniucha Valued Member Member

    I didn't notice them red. I use prime and did a water change on Sunday, almost 50%. I have not changed anything recently.
     
  12. codyrex97

    codyrex97 Well Known Member Member

    No idea what happened then. Not familiar enough with guppies to analyze the situation beyond fish-general things. Maybe it was just a fluke that he got ill and passed away. Hopefully somebody can diagnose it!
     
  13. Aster

    Aster Well Known Member Member

    With all the inbreeding of fancy guppies they're pretty fragile and sometimes they just die unexpectedly. It might not have been anything you could prevent. However, you might want to do some extra water changes on the main tank, just in case. You can never go wrong with clean water :)
     
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    Koniucha

    Koniucha Valued Member Member

    I know, he was pretty and I miss the little guy.

    I will change the water today
     




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