Weird petsmart behavior

SouthAmericanCichlids

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This is not a quaestion as much as an observation. So I am currently breeding guppies and I got a new one from petsmart to freshen up the genes. And for some reason throughout these past few weeks to a month. It's been super "Jumpy". He jumps out of the water all the time but the ones I bred don't really jump out of the water if they hear a loud noise. Jump back to January the original guppies I got from petsmart and I had the tiniest hole in my lid (I cover it now), and they jumped through it, I noticed one was gone but couldn't find it (It was hiding behind the lip of the towel) until I found another one. So what I think is strange, all the guppies from petsmart tend to jump out of the water and the ones I breed don't jump out of the water. I don't know I thought I would share this weird behavior I've been noticing.
 

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I almost wonder if at petsmart they had food stuck to the top of the tank? Maybe the guppy’s were jumping because they expected food to be up there.
 

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Like a Pavlov's Dog thing...my wife got guppies for a bit but she thought they were borderline obscene with their behavior so they got rehomed long ago.
 

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SouthAmericanCichlids said:
This is not a quaestion as much as an observation. So I am currently breeding guppies and I got a new one from petsmart to freshen up the genes. And for some reason throughout these past few weeks to a month. It's been super "Jumpy". He jumps out of the water all the time but the ones I bred don't really jump out of the water if they hear a loud noise. Jump back to January the original guppies I got from petsmart and I had the tiniest hole in my lid (I cover it now), and they jumped through it, I noticed one was gone but couldn't find it (It was hiding behind the lip of the towel) until I found another one. So what I think is strange, all the guppies from petsmart tend to jump out of the water and the ones I breed don't jump out of the water. I don't know I thought I would share this weird behavior I've been noticing.
What are all your tank parameters? Tap parameters? What is your routine for tank maintanance?
Most fish try to jump out of a tank for a reason...usually bad water. Might want to look into that.
 

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I got half of my guppies from petsmart, other half from petco. They’re definitely feisty but no jumping out of the water
 

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SouthAmericanCichlids said:
No it's only the ones from petsmart, not the ones I bred and raised.
Exactly. They may be reacting to your water. I suggest testing it.
 

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Do they use autofeeders at petsmart? I'm not from the states so I've never been to a petsmart.
Also, are they jumping right off the bat?
How are you acclimating them? The ph/gh/kh might be drastically different from home and the petsmart. Livebearers are sensitive to lower pH/hardness and I know they can breed and live in them fine if thats how they were raised in the first place. But if not, they can suffer. I personally cannot keep Livebearers period, because I have soft acidic water and they die on me.
 

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