Anyone here know about fish (guppies in particular)

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Anyone here know about fish (guppies in particular)

Post by Edutainment » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:16 am

I got a couple guppies at the beginning of the summer, one of them died a few months ago and I replaced it with a neon tetra, which died, and I later found out that tetras won't last very long in a bowl. Last week I got a platy because I didn't know the sex of my guppy and didn't want them to breed (I now know it is male). Yesterday I noticed my guppy's tailfin was nearly gone, and I didn't know if it was tailrot or nipping (because I also noticed that the platy was nipping at my guppy) so I separated them.

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But now his tail is gone even more which makes me think it might be tailrot. I've read that their fins naturally grow back but I don't know if it will now that so much of it is gone.

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I know platys are supposed to be community fish but I have heard of them nipping at other fish. But I don't think some nipping would cause this much damage. I figure if it was that guppy disease (the name of which I don't know) Jerry Seinfeld (guppy's name) would be dead by now.

What do you think the cause of this is and do you think his tail will grow back?

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Post by vb_master » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:20 am

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Post by bicostp » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:33 am

From what I read, it could be a bacterial infection. (The single-celled organism, not the PDA/GP2X modder.) You could get some antibiotics from the vet. If that's the problem, the tail should grow back after the infection's cleared up.

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Post by Edutainment » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:49 am

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Thanks bicostp. I'm going to Big Al's (fish place) right now. Maybe I'll ask someone there about it.

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Post by Shadeslayer » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:13 pm

All I know is my 3 turtles love eating young guppies lol!
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Post by Bass Creator » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:23 pm

sugar gliders eat lizards so maybe a guppie could be a treat.
Send him via ups to my Ill send you back one as could as new as soon as i get back from the pet store to get a another guppie.
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Post by Edutainment » Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:41 pm

You have a sugar glider? Radness!

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Post by Bass Creator » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:22 pm

Yea i think Ive posted them before.
Heres a vid of them http://youtube.com/watch?v=rN5bN4rqW4k
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Post by paul4990 » Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:42 pm

ahem. are in a BOWL! and they are tropical, make sure you have a heater set to correct temperature (no, a soldering iron will not work!) and a air pump and filter. if not then get a tank and buy at least a heater and filter. and use another pet shop, the fish may have disease in that one.

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Post by Edutainment » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:25 pm

They're just guppies. They're not that sensitive to temperature/pH levels unless breeding.

Oh, and I got that Melafix stuff. I started the treatment a couple days ago.

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Post by Kurt_ » Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:40 pm

Goldfish bowls make fish blind or screw up their vision forever or something.

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Post by Adam G » Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:41 pm

Just curious, but how much was that tablet you have? I first became curious when I saw it in a picture of your Christmas presents, under your iPod. :?

If it was a gift or you just don't know, then no problem. I've looked at them before and the ones I saw were like $500+ :(

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Post by Edutainment » Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:00 pm

No this is just a cheap one, but it works great for my needs. I'm pretty sure it's about $70.

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Post by ZN13 » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:21 am

Is it a Wacom? Because that's what I have and it was about $80.
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Post by Bass Creator » Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:20 pm

he he I just coded and compiled a ds hombrew app that works as a computer tablet and a little server program on the computer Bam. Free Sorta buggy tablet.(it only stays conneted for like a hour.)


BTW Suggies are still wanting a treat overnight ups maybe?
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