Showing posts with label Guppy care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Guppy care. Show all posts

3/25/21

Question on Quora About Guppy Care and Sick Fish

 Question on Quora- Why does my fish dying? I started a new fish tank, after a while, they started to slow down, isolate themselves and they clamp their fins and eventually they die, I have put a picture for one of the guppies that is starting to act the same.


My answer 

I am not a fish expert but I did go through a phase where I raise guppies. There are many reasons why this can happen. Remember I'm not an expert just somebody that went through a phase of raising guppies went through a phase of raising guppies.



Look at this guppy site

Lot of info here pic from here 

https://drguppy.com/



I went further and got you common fish diseases for guppies


https://drguppy.com/#h-common-guppy-diseases-parasites


Also marine diseases 








Fish Fins Clamping Is Bad




I remember clamping fish fins is an indicator of a possible specific disease. Or a sign of one remember I'm not an expert just a person that had fish tanks and is trying to help you. You need a hospital tank when you notice a fish is sick. Check the ph of the water. If you have the wrong ph that can greatly affect their health.


Here's info on clamped fins.


Clamped Fins - Cause and Treatment - Info from link

"Homeaquarium site with fish and invertebrate profiles, how to’s, DIY, breeding, care, feeding, equipment and maintenance of freshwater and marine aquariums."

https://sites.google.com/site/homeaquariuminfo/home/Aquarium-Articles/Freshwater-Fish-Articles/clamped-fins---cause-and-treatment

There may be bullying going on, not enough room in the tanks, the water needs to be warm enough and treated and you may have aggressive and community fish in there together and they are being harmed. Any stress on a fish can harm them. When doing water changes, around 15–20 percent is changed with a gravel vacuum once a week and put new “at water temperature of the tank in that is treated"



A great fish resource


Clamped Fin Fish Disease from https://www.tropicalfishsite.com/clamped-fin-fish-disease

"Not indicative of one specific disease. Can be a reflection of various problems, including bad water quality and/or parasites. Symptoms: Fins are folded against the body and not fanned out as they should be Listless behaviour Treatment: First test the aquarium water to review overall water quality with a good quality test kit and conduct a partial water change to ensure healthy conditions. A good all round fungus treatment such as protozin should make a difference to most causes of clamped fin fish disease so treatment with this is a good place to start. Prevention: It is important to first determine the specific problem in order to treat fish properly. Good practice of adding 1 tbs. aquarium salt per gallon will help prevent clamped fins. Tropical Fish Site takes no responsibility for diagnosing the exact problem with your tropical fish, this is purely meant as a guide only. Be sure to look at other common tropical fish diseases to ensure you have made the correct diagnosis as there is often crossover between them. Features: always follow package guidelines water treatment for improving fish water quality helps to cure common ailments found in aquariums Model number: 5568 Features: High quality item. Genuine product High quality item. Genuine product Description coming soon Features: Treats Protozoan and Fungal Infections Aquarium Treatment for Costiasis and Trichodiniasis Features: Contains one (1) API Freshwater master kit 800, including 7 bottles of testing solutions, 1 colour card and 4 glass tubes with cap Helps monitor water quality and prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish and cause fish loss Accurately monitors five most vital water parameters levels in freshwater aquariums: pH, High Range PH, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate Designed for use in freshwater aquariums only Use for weekly monitoring and when water or fish problems appear"


Many More Fish diseases Do your Research

This is images of parasite diseases mentioned above 

More diseases


Bacterial Fish Diseases

Viral Fish Diseases


What Ick looks like 


Here's what causes Ick 

There can be other diseases issues, I'm not a fish vet. Please remember this. I am not an expert. This is advice given as an opinion of a prior fish owner who went through fish issues and learned to resolve. This tells you how many fish can go in a tank one inch fish remember so if it says 6–8 fish per 20 gallons that's 6–8 inches of fish. 

https://aquarium-fish-plants.com/the-stocking-density-in-the-aquarium#:~:text=The%20stocking%20density%3A%20How%20many%20fish%20can%20you,depending%20on%20size%20%20%2012-14%20cm%20

Fish & Aquariums

https://pethelpful.com/fish-aquariums


That is the general site I found the information about how many fish to put in there but go through those pages to find more information. Please don't go and just start treating your fish for any possible disease I know it's hard to find fish Doctors I really do so I know that you have to ask on the internet unless you know a fish expert. I would recommend going to your local pet store with pictures of your fish right down all the symptoms and speak to the local fish expert there.


Experts on Fish


Go to a few different pet stores to speak to them. Talk on forums ask as many questions as possible have pictures evidence take videos whatever you can do. Guppies breed fast as well. That means they need more surface room.


Hiding Spots


Fish need plenty of space to themselves and hiding spots to relax. I do not get affiliate link pay so these are what I looked at and read. I didn't expect to answer fish questions today but I'm happy to oblige.


Aquarium Fish Hiding Places

From Chewy helps you understand why fish look for hiding places and how to give them the best hiding places in their aquariums.

https://be.chewy.com/aquarium-fish-hiding-places/#:~:text=Aquarium%20Fish%20Hiding%20Places.%201%20Moss%20or%20Bushy,Driftwood.%205%20Rocks%3A%20A%20Weighty%20Matter.%20More%20items

Side Note on Snails and Plants


One more thing be careful of buying plants you might end up with a lot of snails. I had a snail infestation from one eBay plant so try to get artificial plants unless you have a source that can guarantee you will not get snails that you can not release in the wild do not ever do that if you have them. It is illegal you have to find a humane way to take them somewhere and speak to your local conservation department about this if this is an issue that you have as well. I just wanted to add that in as a side note.


Never release Anything into the Wild


We never ever release anything that is domestic into the wild. It causes huge issues in our ecological system. I made the mistake of buying the plant on eBay and I ended up having to get multiple tanks just to take care of the snails until that could be handled. I did not ask for this fish taking job my sister abandoned them and I had to figure out a way to learn all this stuff really fast and I did the best I could and I tried to learn the most I could about the pH of water, using correct lighting, using correct hiding spots, and different fish need different pH levels.


Remember I am not an Expert just Directing to resources and Personal Opinion


Although I hope you found this helpful, I am not an expert on tropical fish but experienced enough to direct you to more experience people and to give you personal opinion not advice. This is a disclaimer as I did the best I could to try to help you but please seek out other resources as well. Go through all the links and look up some links of your own and I did request the assistance of more people for you. I really hope I've helped you with info to look into and places to start.

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