Whats Wrong With My Guppy?! Help

Discussion in 'Guppy' started by heyitsantonella, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. heyitsantonella

    heyitsantonellaNew MemberMember

    I noticed that my guppy was swimming at the top of the tank the past two days unlike the others swimming around happily. Today I realized his back end was sinking till he was vertical and then would swim a little to straighten out. I know he is not doing well because he is not eating either, my only concern is could this affect my other guppy’s? What should I do with this guppy? I have separated him just incase but I don’t completely know whats wrong and I am unsure what to do. Pictures are attached to show what is happening.
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  2. Crimson_687

    Crimson_687Well Known MemberMember

    It’s possible he was previously injured or that he has internal parasites. Look for white stringy poo or an inflamed anus, or protruding worms
     
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    heyitsantonella

    heyitsantonellaNew MemberMember

    @Crimson_687
    I did some research and I didnt see any of that, he winded up passing away, when I brought him into the store he looked like it was his time and then he started swimming again. They told me to try a salt dip but when I got in the car, he took his last breath. Im just hoping my two other guppies are fine. Looks like they are getting along with the new guy:)
     
  4. Crimson_687

    Crimson_687Well Known MemberMember

    Sometimes they just don’t make it :( always quarantine new fish so that your existing fish don’t get sick
     
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    heyitsantonella

    heyitsantonellaNew MemberMember

    I did! Good thing cause another one died, now I have five of them in their tank with a filter and a bubbler. They’re all happy!
     
  6. Somthingfishy01

    Somthingfishy01Valued MemberMember

    Most of the time the majority of probs with guppies dying is overfeeding, have you been feeding them much? I see too much food bits.
    It's possible that it gave it digestive issues which give them trouble swimming. I once had a sick guppy that I took out and kept in a small cup like yours...it died as well, biggest mistake ever, that cup is way too small and when you put him in I hope you added his original tank water.
    If I ever see any problems with swimming or tired looking guppies then its a sign I've overfed them, I just stop feeding them for a bit and they mostly return back to normal.
     
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