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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 05:02 PM
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Okay. Try that and let me know what happens. I'm sorry i couldn't be of anymore help. although I can't pinpoint it exactly I would say your fish were either sick when you got them or that they caught a disease of some sort.

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Actually, it's 1 TABLESPOON per gallon, not teaspoon. Or 1 teaspoon per gallon. Did you acclimate them? Or was there any sickness or sick guppies in the pet store? Might be TB. Most guppies are already sick in the pet store. They're TROPICAL fish and need very warm tanks. Not 72-76, more of 78-80.

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Most places i've seen say that a good temp is anywhere between 72-80 F (as long as you slowly acclimate them to that temp.) Colder temps cause them to grow slower but as a result they tend to live longer then guppies in warm temps that grow quickly

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post #14 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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i got these guppies from a friend that that has a lot of guppies and breeds them. and yes i did acliminate them. Well i added 1 teaspoon of API AQ salt, should i add more?
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Yes, you should add more. But in a temperature of 72-76, the guppies are more prone to diseases and stress.

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I added 2 and a half teaspoon of API AQ salt. I hope this works.
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I'm confused as to why you're using salt??
Is the tank cycled?

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post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 06:01 PM
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although it hasn't been 'proven' adding some salt to the aquarium is believed to help improve the health of some fish, such as guppies, by helping get rid of diseases.

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I see, just don't use it for longer than 10 days, and do a 100% water change after those 10 days
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and yes its cycled
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