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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-16-2008, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Sick guppy, maybe old age?

One of my Male guppy's didn't come up to eat this morning, and hes not swimming around much, and he seems to be laying on things as apposed to swimming, he seems really weak.

I think it might just be old age, since we got him and 2 other males at the same time from walmart quite awhile ago. the other 2 have died earlier this year as well, So I'm thinking it might just be his time.. but I'd like to know if theres anything i can do for him.. should i put him in a smaller container? (1/4 -1/2 gallon dish) so he doesn't have to fight currents or anything? or would this stress him more? should i do a water change or something? Or should i just turn off the tank light and let him be?



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Have you tested your water just in case?

If he has no other symptoms then there probably isn't much you can do, he does sound like a dying fish . I would just leave him alone and let him rest.




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yeah i checked the water, everything was 0 except the nitrates, so i did a small water change, but he died during the night. But the other 3 in the tank are still healthy and happy so im pretty sure it was just his time. But i'll be keeping close watch on the other 3 for awhile.



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yeah i checked the water, everything was 0 except the nitrates, so i did a small water change, but he died during the night. But the other 3 in the tank are still healthy and happy so im pretty sure it was just his time. But i'll be keeping close watch on the other 3 for awhile.
Yeah, it was most likely his age. I've found that pet store guppies (well, all livebearers, actually) really don't live long to start with, too.

I'm sorry for your loss .




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aww im sorry you lost your fishy. you did everything you could, sometimes nature just calls

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