Pregnant Female guppy with a trail of white ???,staying at top of tank

4 years ago #1
Guppyland
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My female pregnant guppy is hanging round the top of the tank also has a white string of ???..she is in a 1.5 gallon heated tank and and will only eat dried brine shrimp..she had alive one the other day could that have caused her distress????? Iam starting a guppy business which I heard they breed like crazy=) but Ive had no luck;( I grew my own shrimp so I know what the shrimp were fed and were safe..I also added a couple of snails in hopes it would keep down the waste..

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4 years ago #2
johnarthur
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I doubt the guppy was afraid of the brine shrimp. White, stringy excrement can be indicative of an internal parasite. It may also be diet related. The guppy's diet should be based on a high quality staple food; supplemental feedings of live brine shrimp and other treats will help.

Freeze dried foods are popular, but they can swell in a fish's stomach and produce digestive problems. Some aquarists soak freeze dried food in aquarium water before feeding.

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4 years ago #3
Guppyland
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thanks alot least now I know I wasnt doing that rite thing..shes so gosh darn picky thats all she'll eat..I tried the pea she wasnt interested..I will have to go get her medicine tomorrow any u recommend??..do I have to remove my snail and live plants???? I have actually became very attached to my Tiger Lily and yes I even talk to her ... She Iam guessing absorbed her fry def. a sad day at my home

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4 years ago #4
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Rather than start the guppy on meds, change about 25 percent of the water, and syphon any debris off the substrate surface. After that you may want to make sure ammonia and nitrite measure zero and nitrate is below 40 ppm. Partial water changes often work better than meds and are much safer. Leave the fish, plants and everything else in the aquarium during partial water changes.

If you visit the aquarium shop, you may want to buy an aquarium syphon. This is basically a short, large diameter tube connected to a long, small diameter tube. The setup makes it easy to start a syphon and remove waste matter from the substrate without removing the substrate. I apologise if this is something you already know.

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4 years ago #5
Guppyland
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I will def do some more of the water changes Ive done some..that will b easier than removing everything =0) Again Thanks Alot =0)!!!

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4 years ago #6
Guppyland
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Could I really go from a parasite to ich???..shes now covered in a white film and her head is a reddish color and her fin is desolving???..i did a 50 % water change today added some stress coat .i turned up the heat last nite but got worried when she was laying on the bottom...
This salt that so many speak of do I have to use Aquaruim Salt or can I used uniodized salt I used that to hatch my brine shrimp so I was just wondering if I could use that in my tank??
and my water conditions as I may gloat...
r close to perfect for the first time in months =)

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1 year ago #7
Abishek
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Can you just tell some details about it?

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1 year ago #8
nyleve
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If this guppy is truly in a 1.5 gallon tank it is way, way too small and it is unlikely you will ever get the tank to cycle.
Guppies need at the very minimum a ten gallon tank, a 20 is much preferred. A 1.5 gallon is going to result in the fix swimming in its own toxic waste.

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