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Old 07-18-2013, 11:58 AM   #1 
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Okay, so two days ago one of my guppies unexpectedly gave birth. I managed to save 17 and put them in their own tank. One of my fry is darkly colored, and he/she is always sitting in the bottom edge of the tank. He/she doesn't swim away when I tap the side of the tank. If I pick up the tank a little, he/she appears to be swimming, but could it just be the current? He/she just goes right back to the bottom, but yesterday, if I picked up the tank, he/she did laps around the top! Is he dead? I would like to know ASAP so I can take him out.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:00 PM   #2 
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Could be anything from internal (parasites) to external (ammonia poisoning). Remove the fish so it doesn't spread to the others .. The last thing you want is to have your tank wiped out.
With that many fish in a tank you better be doing extra water changes, that will help them all feel a bit better.

If you don't want more guppies, you should also google how to sex them lol Otherwise, you'll keep getting "unexpected" spawns!!
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:01 PM   #3 
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I want to care for them, I just didn't know she was giving birth so soon.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #4 
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When I tried to get him/her out with the net, he/she started swimming like crazy, so he/she is still alive. I have another 1 gallon bowl I was going to use for something else, should I put him there?
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Once you catch him, yes. That way you can specialise treatment and moniter him.
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Ok thanks how should I treat him/her?
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:35 PM   #8 
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:37 PM   #9 
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I apologize, he/she is officially dead...
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #10 
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I'm so confused I went to check on him and he was swimming around like crazy! Was he just sleeping?
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