Guppy behaviour

Just started on your fishy adventures, ask for help in here.
Post Reply
Shacey90
Newbie
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2020 13:40 pm
Has Liked: 8 times
Been liked: 1 time

Guppy behaviour

Post by Shacey90 »

Hi guys,

Just a quick question about one of my new guppies. She has been spending a lot of time near the top of the tank, she's done this from day 1.

None of the rest do this. I read it can be lack of oxygen but she isn't gasping for air with her mouth, she's just swimming parallel to the waters surface. She does venture down and explores rest of the tank but yeah she's up the top a lot too.

Any ideas?


Thanks

User avatar
Martinspuddle
Forum Jester
Forum Jester
Posts: 2396
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2019 18:07 pm
Location: Sheerness, Kent
Has Liked: 1403 times
Been liked: 1494 times
Contact:

Re: Guppy behaviour

Post by Martinspuddle »

Any pictures of this female guppy?
...I'm going for long drive to check if my piles to are OK :grin:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
:swim2: :swim2: :swim2: :swim2: :swim2: :swim2: :woo: :swim2: :swim2:

User avatar
Gingerlove05
Forum Guru
Forum Guru
Posts: 4414
Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2018 20:21 pm
Has Liked: 1611 times
Been liked: 1065 times

Re: Guppy behaviour

Post by Gingerlove05 »

Also what is the mix of the group of guppies male:female? And the decor of the tank?

User avatar
plankton
Super Mod
Super Mod
Posts: 6150
Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2018 17:02 pm
Location: S. Derbyshire
Has Liked: 1142 times
Been liked: 1076 times

Re: Guppy behaviour

Post by plankton »

....and the hardness of the water?

Guppies are mainly top level feeders, so spend a lot of time at the top (usually begging :rolleyes: ).
Females also go to the top looking for cover either when harassed by too many males or about to drop fry.
They do tend to sleep at the bottom though, but not always.

Shacey90
Newbie
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2020 13:40 pm
Has Liked: 8 times
Been liked: 1 time

Re: Guppy behaviour

Post by Shacey90 »

Martinspuddle wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 21:51 pm
Any pictures of this female guppy?

Image

Image.

She's the black one.
Gingerlove05 wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 22:25 pm
Also what is the mix of the group of guppies male:female? And the decor of the tank?
All females no males. Decor is just plastic plants, coral effect rock, hiding caves and an air stone.
plankton wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:11 am
....and the hardness of the water?
Water hardness is around 7-9

User avatar
plankton
Super Mod
Super Mod
Posts: 6150
Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2018 17:02 pm
Location: S. Derbyshire
Has Liked: 1142 times
Been liked: 1076 times

Re: Guppy behaviour

Post by plankton »

Everything looks fine, including the fish...... :)

Shacey90
Newbie
Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2020 13:40 pm
Has Liked: 8 times
Been liked: 1 time

Re: Guppy behaviour

Post by Shacey90 »

plankton wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:51 am
Everything looks fine, including the fish...... :)
Thanks! I'm just paranoid I think!

User avatar
Ric
TOTM Winner
TOTM Winner
Posts: 1841
Joined: Sat Aug 03, 2019 14:32 pm
Location: London
Has Liked: 2094 times
Been liked: 1011 times

Re: Guppy behaviour

Post by Ric »

Welcome to the world of fish keeping :D

Now..who said fish are relaxing? :swim:

Post Reply