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Old 03-04-2012, 05:06 PM   #1 
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my feeder guppies....

So my little sister started with 4 feeder guppies a few months a go and they've exploded in her little 10 gallon, so now I have 18 of them in my 25 gallon with my 2 females.

Well I was looking at them and some of them have little strings of poo hanging from them. Does this mean they're sick?
Is there anything I can do to help them?

I'm worried that my little sisters tank is too crowded and there might be a chance of illness in her tank. Its a heated, filtered, and lit 10 gallon with a hatchet fish, a pleco, and a lot of guppies.

They don't look sick, but what would be some signs to look for in case her guppies, or even mine, are sick?

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #2 
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By "your two females" I hope you don't mean betta...
It's normal for them to have strings of poo lol. As long at it's the same colour as their food it should be fine. I agree, her tank is too overcrowded. This is why I never want anything to do with livebearers lol.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #3 
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Wow, her tank is extremely overcrowded, and with unsuitable species.

Hatchetfish are schoolers, plecos need 20 gallons minimum for the smallest species and of course the guppies will keep breeding.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:01 PM   #4 
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Oh man I thought it was just guppies :s
That's WAY overcrowded.. Hatchet fish are my favorite, and yes they need groups :s and yet I don't think getting another is a good idea. What a pickle.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:58 AM   #5 
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Do the strings look like this?
http://www.alaquairum.net/imagenes/Camallanus1.jpg
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:23 PM   #6 
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No, their smaller and fairly thinner. Most of the guppies are getting back into their diet scheduled and a pooping regularly. None of them have any poo hanging from them anymore and their breeding like rabbits!

She used to have 3 hatchets, but one jumped out, dried up, and died, while the other just died...
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