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Old 03-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #1 
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Question guppy disease??

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I have 12(now 11) guppies in my 10 gallon tank. My one guppy died though. when i recievedmy guppie it was swimming around fine... then it died today. At first it was hiding i nthe back but it still ate and swam fine.
d oyou know how it died? Is it a disesa?? My pet store said it could be but i researched on it and i dont nkow now.... they are confusing me... :) lol
Any help welcome!! :) :)

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Old 03-03-2012, 04:21 PM   #2 
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There's lots of problems it could be..

What size is the aquarium?
Is it filtered? Heated?
How many males/females do you have?
Were there any other symptoms?
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:14 PM   #3 
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Did you get all of the guppies recently? You are massively overstocked (you shouldn't really have more than 4 guppies in a ten gallon), so I would suggest testing (with a liquid test kit) for ammonia, nitrites and nitrates ASAP.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:36 AM   #4 
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Are they feeder guppies or fancy guppies?
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:14 PM   #5 
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they are fancy guppies. the tank is filtered and heated. The store said the max is 12 for a ten gallon whic h i have. 4(now 3) males and 8 females. i did get them recently... .well about a week ago.... but when it died it was about 4 days after i got them.. and no. it ate, swam and interacted when the otehr fish were i nthe back. btu it died. the other fish are fine.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:51 PM   #6 
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I suspect what killed it was the inevitable ammonia spike from putting 12 guppies in such a small tank at once.
The store told you big fibs. 4 is the recommended maximum for a ten gallon, 5 at the most.
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