i Love guppies, there by far my fav fish, so easy to look after and they come in just about any color you could imagine.. ive seen green ones at our store quite a bit, you'll have to just keep checking your store, im sure they'll get some green ones sooner or later.
i got the watertested last weekend and my nitrate levels were high she said because we didn't get enough fish so we got 3 girl guppies one prego one and she had 17 babies!! i got a yellow one and 2 blue green ones, and once agian yellow fish started just swimming in place and died, t
Then my blue girls have gotten a white spot, (it looks like peeling skin) spot on their top fin where it meets their backs then it looks like that skin was ripped off and its red and then gills turned bright red and stumaches look red and one died
Neither yellow fish had this and the boys don't have this. are my boys eating these girls?
What is going on?! all the babies are doing good, the boys are doing good. do i need to add more salt? they are fine in the morning and then dead by night
*sigh* I can't believe she told you that. If your nitrate levels are too high you probably have too many fish. A 10-gallon should have five or maybe six guppies MAX. And that's if you have plants and keep up on water changes.
The fish sound like they're suffering from ammonia burns or something. Get the water tested again...the ammonia or nitrites probably spiked when you added the new fish. Salt won't help...keeping up on water changes and not getting new fish will.
Sorry if this sounds rude at all...that wasn't my intent . I just hate it when petstores give terrible advice like that so you spend more money :lol:.
I would wait a while before you get the snail. Being inverts they tend to be even more sensitive to water quality so you want to wait until the tank is nice and stable. Also remember that they can be kinda messy so it's going to "count" as a couple of guppies. But when you do get a snail I'd recommend an Apple Snail . Those are pretty easy to care for.
Apple Snails? Nah, you need more then one as far as I know. She's probably thinking of pest snails which tend to suddenly multiply to thousands :lol:.
In my opinion, the best "tank cleaner" is you . You should never rely on an animal to keep the tank nice and clean...they only help a bit. But if you'd like a great algae eater besides an apple snail then maybe try oto cats or a bristlenose pleco (not any other kind!!!). If you were looking for something to eat un-eaten food then cory cats are probably your best bet...or ghost shrimp.
But please remember that none of them will eat fish waste (regardless of what you're told by petstores)...the only way to remove it completely is through gravel vacuuming. Unless you have a Walstad tank which is a completely different story :lol:. But I don't think you do.
My friend just started a tank and has never had fish before.The store she went to told her she could house angels and black moors together,so she was shocked when all the fish died! Angels are warm water and moors are cold for one.
She came to me for advice and I helped her out.Now she has a couple tetras and they are doing good.
It makes me mad that people in pet stores are sooooo dumb!
i don't expect it to really clean the tank. i know i do that.. i have one guppy now, and he is doing really well. he was one of the first 3. if i would have just kept the first 3 i think i would have been fine. i'm going to get my water teseted tomorrow. and possibly get a snail and a fish or 2 depending. just male guppies.
How are snails messy? can i get a different kind of shrimp?
sorry for all the questions i've never really had fish