What's wrong with my guppy? Fry are on the way!

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by Kaelajay04, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Kaelajay04New MemberMember

    Can you please help? I don't know what's wrong with my male guppy. He's a tuxedo guppy he is orange, black and white. On the top over his head he is losing his color, is looks like a peachy color. I have had him for about 3 to 4 weeks. And my female looks and has been pregnant for a while but just recently she stopped growing. What's wrong with them??
  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Gonna need some answers first... What tank size, dimensions, is your tank cycled, if so, what are your water parameters etc.

  3. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to fishlore!
    I agree with Dom....

  4. Kaelajay04New MemberMember

    I have a 5 gallon tank and is cycled. I've never had any problems before this aquarium.

  5. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    How many other fish are there and what kind? What are your parameters? Do you have a test kit to check?
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    That's too small for guppies, I'm afraid. What are the water parameters?
  7. Kaelajay04New MemberMember

  8. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

  9. Kaelajay04New MemberMember

    Strip tester, API.
  10. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Test strips are inaccurate, go get a liquid test kit from API. They are much more accurate and actually save you money in the long run vs test strips.
  11. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I noticed that your nitrates are pretty high, you should keep them at 20 ppm or less. How much and how often are you doing water changes?
  12. Kaelajay04New MemberMember

    Thanks Dom90 and Anders247 I will look into that. About 2 to 3 times a week 20%
  13. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I would still get a bigger tank for 3 guppies, 10g at least..
  14. Kaelajay04New MemberMember

    Your probably right, but as soon as I figure out how to help my male and one of my females I'm kinda stuck on weather to put them in with the rest or to leave them isolated for a while.

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  15. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    You can get a new tank and put the other one into the new tank maybe..
  16. Kaelajay04New MemberMember

    Ok will do.

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