Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:30 am Post subject: My Guppies Turning black : Help them please
I am new to this hobby and this is first post here.. I had setup new aquarium almost 2 months back. First couple of Gold fishes passed away, during nitrogen cycle. Nearly 5 weeks back switched over to Guppies.
I use borewell water, with ~200 ppm hardness. My tank has 15 Guppies, all are male. I do twice a week 15-20% water change and ensure that the power filter and UGF is on almost all the time. Water is crystal clear.
From last one week I am seeing most of my guppies are turning black. They eat well, swim well, active but the colour and fins are getting dark.
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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:44 pm Post subject: Re: My Guppies Turning black : Help them please
If they are healthy, then it could be that they are just showing their colors now.
A lot of varieties of fish do not have much color when they are juviniles, as they grow and mature and if the condition of the tank is good they start developing their colors. So it could be just that.
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Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:15 pm Post subject: Re: My Guppies Turning black : Help them please
they might have been cross of different species of guppies,so they dont posses any one colour but a mixture of different colours, i have seen guppies change colours as they mature or are well settled in a tank.
if they are active swimming ,eating well i dont think there is anything for you to worry about
Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:14 pm Post subject: Re: My Guppies Turning black : Help them please
Yes, they are very active and calm. Aggressive when it comes to feeding, feed well. I am thinking of adding rock salt at 5g per 2 gallon. I have a 10+ gallon tank, takes around 42 liters of water, when full.
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