Why is my guppies tail turning brown?

Why is my guppies tail turning brown?

Rotting fins and tail is a bacterial infection in guppies. It can also be caused by a fungus that grows on the nipped fins. Usually the fins and tail of the sick fish look like it is stuck together. Poor water quality and ammonia burns can also cause rotting tails.

What do I do if my guppies tail is ripped?

Putting some foam or even wrapping some old pantyhose will work. But I would say that most likely its the males – if you have more than one male in the tank – fighting, which they should easily grow back. keep up the clean water, and it should be fine in a couple of weeks.

Do guppy tails heal?

The ripped fins will not heal so long as they’re continuing to nip at each other, and will get infected and rot so long as there are too many fish in the tank hurting the water quality. You need to lose about 9-10 of those guppies and do a big 40-50% water change, use some prime.

Why is my guppies tail shredded?

The most common causes of fin rot are poor water quality and improperly-low water temperature. Overcrowding the tank, feeding outdated food, overfeeding the fish, and moving or handling can also cause stress that leads to fin rot.

Why is poop hanging from my fish?

Constipation in fish is typically revealed by bloating and the production of stringy feces. Normal fish feces will immediately fall to the substrate; constipated fish feces will appear stringy and hang from the fish. Constipation doesn’t affect how much feces a fish makes, but how easily it can get rid of them.

Why are all my male guppies dying?

The most common reason for guppies dying in your aquarium is the poor water quality. The lack of oxygen in the water can also cause guppies to die. Putting too cold or too warm water in your aquarium will cause death to your guppy fish. Tap water contains chlorine, which is deadly to guppy fish.

Are guppies fin nippers?

Watch your guppies carefully when you add new fish to the tank. This is a time when fighting is likely to occur, and your guppies may attack the new fish by nipping at their fins and tails.

Can a fish survive without tail?

Prognosis. In most cases, fish will regrow their fins and tails, often looking just as good as the originals in most cases. Usually if you treat fin rot before it completely eats away at the tail or fin, the fin will grow back normally.

How do you stop fin nipping?

What to Do for Fin Nipping Fish

  1. Removing the Fin-nipper. Remove the offender immediately before it does further damage to the rest of its tank mates.
  2. Rehoming the Offending Fish. House the fin nipper in a separate tank or find a new owner if you are unable to give it a tank of its own.
  3. Treating the Victims.
  4. Prevention.

How do you tell if your guppy is stressed?

Strange Swimming: When fish are stressed, they often develop odd swimming patterns. If your fish is swimming frantically without going anywhere, crashing at the bottom of his tank, rubbing himself on gravel or rocks, or locking his fins at his side, he may be experiencing significant stress.