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Does your under gravel filter system have two uplift tubes? Image courtesy of Wikipedia I would try completely uncovering one of the tubes while reversing the powerhead flow on the other. The ambient current should provide sufficient opportunity for the guppy to swim up the other uplift tube and out into the tank. You may have to give it a bit of time. ...


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Next time you are doing a partial water change, take your discharge hose and siphon your water up through the uplift tube. That should provide enough suction to effectively "vacuum" up that little guy into your waste water. The bigger the hose, the better because the faster water flow will increase your chances of catching him. It may take a few tries, but ...


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Firstly, I don't know about the sucker, but the guppies are not cold water fish. You really need to get a heater and keep the water in the low-mid 70s. I wouldn't think the newts or the sucker would like it either, but I won't say different, since I don't know for sure. As far a controlling babies, you have a couple of options. One is to remove the females. ...


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From my experience raw cucumber is often too hard/unattractive for aquarium fishes and snails, especially if they're unused to it. Put about 2 or 3cm of water in a pan or small pot. Boil the water and put 0.5cm thick slices of cucumber inside it (should be mostly covered by water, so not too many). Remove any seeds before, the fishes won't be able to eat ...


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High concentration of nitrite ions (1 mg/L of NO2-) is the most concerning thing in the list of your water parameters; it is many times above the toxicity threshold, because nitrites may start to become toxic at levels as low as 0.1 mg/L. Mechanism of toxicity is that NO2- ions get absorbed into the bloodstream through gills and oxidize hemoglobin in fish's ...


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By changing the gravel you have removed an overly large portion of the bacteria. Stop feeding and angle the water outlet from your pump/filter upwards to get more movement of water in the surface (to get more oxygen in the water). Use some water from one of your other tanks when you change water if this is possible to do. Medicating the whole tank will ...


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When it comes to tank size, and water parameters, a larger tank has more buffer towards any and all changes, due to the larger capacity. It will take that much longer for the pH, or temperature, or any other parameter to change dramatically. A tank size of 20+ gallons is ideal. You can stock upwards of 20 guppies in it, if you have a good quality filter. ...


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In the video you can see a catfish and I think the cucumber is primary for him since they are vegetarians. Bettas are predominant carnivorous (insects, larvae) so they will not eat cucumber. For Guppys having some vegetables is fine. They are in general very curious and hoggish fishes. Mine always tested if my fingers are eatable so if you offer them ...


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As you've already pointed out, the best course of action is to quarantine the fish. If you really can't do this then you'll need to tread carefully with medicines if you have any invertebrates (snails, shrimp) or fish without scales (Bristlenose Catfish, Loaches etc). Ultimately, this comes down to reading the label of the medicine. There is such a ...


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Fish generally have good regeneartion capabilities, but the regeneration success for your guppy it's hard to predict because they depend on the kind (piranha can regenerate small parts of their fins very quickly[1]). If he doesn't suffer, I'd keep up your plan. You could give him some living food, like Daphnia, which might support the healing process because ...


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Yes definitely pregnant. As Dalton says, you may want a birthing chamber to put her into. From experience I would also look into sexing guppies if you want to keep your tank population in check. Guppies breed like rabbits. You can generally sex the fry (baby fish) at around 3 weeks. I didn't learn this process quick enough when I was a teenager and went ...


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LFlare is right. You have a pregnant female guppy there. It's a fuzzy pic, but it looks like she's got a while before she pops. What you need to look into now are live birthing chambers to keep her from eating the babies and deciding whether you'll let them into the main tank to take their chances or put them into a separate baby tank for a few months. I've ...


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You can try guppies but chances are your turtles will eat them, however if you add enough plants for them to hide in they may survive. Another easy way is to just scoop out the larvae with a small fish net. Mosquitoes like to lay their eggs on still water so having something to keep the flow going would help, I assume for your turtles you have a canister ...


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So, although your male has passed, female guppies can actually HOLD sperm for up to 6 months, when they do Hold it for fertilization the typical amount of time held doesn't usually last more than 3 months,but the sperm can last the full 6 mos.The black spot near her rear, known as the gravid spot is typically mistaken as being pregnant but is actually a sign ...


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The gestation period for a Guppy fish is between 21-30 days, with the average often being 22-26 days. Warmer fish tanks appear to help pregnant guppies from exceeding their due date: Gestation may last from 21-30 days, although 22-26 days is average for most guppy pregnancies. A warmer tank - between 72-79 degrees Fahrenheit - is best for gestation and ...


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Given the size of your tank, if you provide plenty of cover, they'll be more inclined to avoid your barbs nipping their tails. There is definitely the possibility of them harrasing the Platy's due to them being from the livebearing 'family' so to speak. Again, with plenty of cover/hiding places, that behaviour can be reduced.


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this is normal you probably feed flake food and this do often have multiple colors,this is a trick the producer uses to make you buy it so it is not different content in the flake food it is the same content in the food only the coloring differs. the coloring is useless for the fish and is not absorbed by the fish so it passes into the poop. when the spot ...


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yes your guppy is pregnant,judging from the first picture it is less than a week before it gives birth. a guppy is pregnant for five weeks. they are pregnant all the time. what you see is the dark spot around the anal area of your fish is the babies. to see how far the pregnancy have come you look at the spot in the anal area of your fish,in the start of ...


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A lot of guppies swim in the aquarium of my turtle (yellow bellied slider). The turtle is assumed to be 10 years old and does not catch them actively. Young turtles of this kind hunt and eat fish, but older ones eat primarily plants. But they do not spurn dead fish, especially if these dead fish are fresh, so we haven't had any fish corpses lying around. ...


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Turtles eat fish. They do not have any specific fish they don't eat. Even if the fish is too big the turtle will slowly eat the fish a little bit at a time, for example by biting fins, eyes, etc. You may have to just scoop the larvae often and keep tank light off if possible.


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I know the question is how to get your fish to eat cucumber but have you yet tried peas? Peas when fed correctly, have pea protein (Bettas will eat), and can help prevent and cure bloat. Try taking a few frozen peas and soak them in luke warm water for 15ish minutes, use your fingers to peal off the roughage (darker green peeling), and plop them in. Most ...


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You can keep several guppies in a 5gal. I used to keep guppies extensively. I'm in a situation where I can't have a tank now. I've had large tanks in the past, but in college, I set up 5gal hex tank with a filter/light built into the hood. If you do regular maintenance, (ie: change 25% of the water once a week, clean the gravel once a month, change the ...


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Now that you're using a powerhead, I'm assuming that is keeping the guppy from getting past the top of the lift tube and out into the tank. Try removing the powerhead and snaking just an air hose down the uplift tube and let the circulation resume using just the stream of bubbles from the bare tube. That should provide enough circulation (temporarily) to ...


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Guppies, being guppies, would control the population themselves if it's not a heavily planted tank and doesn't have alot of hiding spots. Guppy-nabilism. Delicious.


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