Ask Aquariaman
Advice column all about aquariums by J. Hotelling
Information

Subject: Guppies

Hello

I found your address on the web and wondered if you could help.

I have recently bought some guppies (3 males and 1 female) and have put

them into a room temperature terracota bowl with some white cloud

mountain minnows, lots of plants & rocks, etc.

One of the males died on the first day but the others are fine and have

been there now for about three or four weeks. After about a week of

seeming quite happy, one of the males starting to spend all its time behind

the rocks, only coming out to feed. Soon both males were doing this, and

when they do come out, they are immediately chased back in again by the

female.

What do you think might be wrong? I thought that maybe the female had laid

eggs and they were being fertilised, but this has ben going on for nearly

two weeks.

Any ideas?

Regards,

Mick Sheridan - London, England

Mr. Sheridan,

There are many factors involved that I do not have information for. I

will offer a few words.

1) Was the container properly cycled?

2)How many fish are in it?

3)How

large is it?

4)How much room do the fish have to swim in this container

(with the decorations)?

5)What is your room temperature?

6) What is the ph of the water?

Since guppies are livebearers the fertilization takes place while the

female is still carrying the young (fry). The female may have chosen that

area as the birthing area, but that leads to speculation.

Hopefully this info, and these questions will get us off to a start in

determining the root of the problem.

Aquariaman  

 

Main Channels
Dogs Cats Birds
Fish Exotic Horses
Donkeys Rabbits Reptiles

More Fish Information

Fish Species
Fish Breeders
Aquatic Plants
Aquarium Tips
Aquarium Setup
Aquarium Filters
 
Aquarium Heaters

Aquarium Decorating

Aquarium Sizes/Lighting
Ask Aquariaman Archives

Pet Newsletter

To learn how you can receive The Scoop, Planet-Pets FREE monthly email newsletter with the latest Pet News, information and entertainment, click here!

Pet Blog

Find out Today's Inside Scoop from Brandon our resident Blog-meister here at Planet-Pets.
 

Pet Advice

Do you have questions or need more information about your pet?

Click here to post your pet advice question on our advisor's message boards.
 

Pet Insurance

To avoid costly mistakes and scams, read this article before you buy!

Animal Articles

Find news and information regarding all types of pets and animals both wild and  domesticated.  
 

Pet Rescue

Click here for a worldwide list of Animal Rescue Organizations that are dedicated to finding homes for lost, forgotten or abandoned pets.

  Planet-Pets.com,  All Rights Reserved

| Planet-Pets.com | Planet-Wildlife | Planet- Insect |