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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Can fish play dead? Strange behavior....

Our new female guppy is displaying the strangest behavior. She will play dead for a while, then start swimming normally. Any ideas?

She spends some time vertically, floating, then jerks and starts swimming normally. I tried to upload the video, but it's not going.


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 08:12 PM
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Do you have males in the tank? If so, are they swimming close to her? Is any other fish doing this? We need details like water quality, heater? Filter? Etc. sorry if this came out rude

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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She just died. :(

No one else was or is behaving this way.

I just did a water change. Just in case.


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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 08:31 PM
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Fish don't "play dead." If your Guppy is acting that way there is something wrong.


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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 08:35 PM
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Sorry for your loss :( hope the rest don't catch it

SIP-Niji(Rainbow in Japanese)(Baby Female Green Red and Blue VT who died by a filter)
Kaida(Dragon in Japanese)(Male Blue and Red CT Dragon Halfmoon )
Hachi(Bee in Japanese)(Female Yellow Koi PLKT)
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 09:07 PM
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Oh, no, I am so sorry. I was posting my comment at the same time you were posting she had died. Again, so sorry.


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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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How do I know if it was a parasite?


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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-17-2017, 07:25 PM
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It sounds more like swim bladder if she was having trouble staying up right. Sorry for you loss
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