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Old 04-22-2013, 10:49 PM   #21 
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Can you think of anything different that you might have done with his tank? Or anything that could have gotten into his tank like room spray or hairspray?
Nope. His tank has a cover over it so nothing can get in unless I open up the lid. The guppies inside seem pretty healthy accept one that's beep a bit on the odd side since I've had him. Nothing's different with his tank. I feed him the same food and do everything normal.
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You may want to take him out and isolate him in a hospital tank or float him in a cup in the main tank to stay warm. Add 1 tsp AQ salt per gallon to help coat his gills and ease any distress.
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You may want to take him out and isolate him in a hospital tank or float him in a cup in the main tank to stay warm. Add 1 tsp AQ salt per gallon to help coat his gills and ease any distress.
I can do that tomorrow! I will switch him to a much smaller tank, perhaps a 2 gallon will be fine?
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Yes and if you need to lower the water level so he can reach the surface, that's fine.
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Yes and if you need to lower the water level so he can reach the surface, that's fine.
Thanks again! Hope this works out!!
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Looks like today he is still the same. He is slightly responding to me though when I walk by but he is still gasping for air. I also noticed that one of my guppies are floating at the top dead. Just yesterday all 3 of my guppies were swimming around happy but now? one is dead. So, its time to move them into a the hospital tank.
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I'm so sorry about your guppy. :( I'm not sure I understand. You do twice weekly water changes, correct? That should be more than enough to keep the water quality under control even with 1 betta and the guppies so I don't think it's a water quality issue. However, you may want to test it as soon as you can get your things back.
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I'm so sorry about your guppy. :( I'm not sure I understand. You do twice weekly water changes, correct? That should be more than enough to keep the water quality under control even with 1 betta and the guppies so I don't think it's a water quality issue. However, you may want to test it as soon as you can get your things back.
I wont be getting my testing kit back until next month. Its all the way in florida and Im miles and miles away. Well, I've noticed he is moving around better now, but it seems like he was not swim upwards. I've moved him to another tank that's water is much shallow but he just seems to having a problem with swimming upwards. I had to help him 2 times swimming up to the surface.
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This is definitely sounding like a swim bladder problem. You may need to lower the water level a lot more and possibly provide some plants for him to rest in near the surface.

Just to clarify, he's not bloated? Has he been pooing and eating regularly?
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Could you get another picture of him so we can see if he looks bloated. Does the tank you have him now have a clear bottom so you can see if he is pooping or not ?
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