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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Can't keep my guppies alive -__-

Water parameters are ideal (ammonia 0ppm nitrites 0ppm Ph 7.0 nitrates 10ppm), neon tetras and celestial pearl danios seem perfectly healthy but my guppies one by one have died off... Only thing I can think of is that I don't have an airstone but the spray bar on the Fluval Flora makes enough water surface current. The guppies start looking very sick, lose their color and are lethargic before they just die.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 06:29 PM
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Can you take a pic?

I had a similar problem with a yellow Dwarf cichlid. I think it was because my water was to soft, thus not enough calcium in the water.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 06:33 PM
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Guppies ,swordtail's,mollie's , platy's I have kept did well in 10 + degree's GH moderately hard water.
Could be why the soft water species are thriving, and the guppie's ,not so much?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 10:32 PM
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sounds like a case of GH and KH not being high enough for them. pH however is good, but make sure it doesnt go acidic at night in case you inject co2. guppies are extremely hardy, but must not be kept in acidic softwater conditions. also maybe you need to acclimate them better to your tank.

As always make sure to buy HEALTHY stock from the start. bad stock will die no matter what you do because the source doesnt take very good care of them and they get very weak.
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