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Why are my male fish dying?

Why are my male fish dying?

Poor water quality Ammonia and nitrite are just two of many common problems that you might come across while caring for an aquarium and both can harm your fish. A number of things can lead to ammonia, such as fish waste, leftover food rotting at the bottom of the tank, and dead fish not being removed promptly.

How do you know when a guppy is about to die?

I mentioned that if you notice a guppy fish swimming upside down, the issue is probably a swim bladder disorder or infection. If your guppy fish appears to be sleeping upside-down, it’s probably already dead or very close to dying.

Why are my fish dying all of a sudden?

If all fish appeared and acted healthy then all die suddenly, this is almost always due to environmental poisoning. Look for disease signs. HIgh ammonia or nitrite levels, incorrect pH levels, and extreme temperatures can kill fish. Act accordingly to correct issues with the water chemistry.

Do dead guppies sink?

If left alone the gasses will eventually escape, and the dead body will sink back down to the bottom, and the flesh will continue to decompose until there are only bones left.

What to do if your fish keep dying?

If you already have fish dying in a newly set-up tank that hasn’t been cycled, here are some steps to take:

  1. Don’t add any more fish to the tank;
  2. Feed fish less than you normally would to reduce chances of leftover food turning into more ammonia;
  3. Test ammonia/nitrite levels often using aquarium test kits;

What should I do if my fish is dying?

A dying fish is comforted greatly by having clean, warm water along with a safe and quiet environment without bright lights or loud noises. A dying fish should also be removed from any other aggressive fish in their tank and not overfed to avoid stomach pain or discomfort.

Why are my guppies not moving?

Conclusion. There are many reasons why guppy fish will be staying at the bottom of the aquarium including pregnancy, illness, overstocking issues, water quality problems, stress, etc.

How do you make a fish come back alive?

Take your fish in your hands and place it in cool water from the fish tank. The oxygen in the water will help the fish breath and thus, revive it. More often than not, if you place the fish back in its own fishbowl, the water will fill life back into your weakfish. Fishes take in oxygen using their gills.