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Old 12-23-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default female gups dying?

why are my female guppies dying i got 2 pairs of albino guppies and i thought the males would have died cos my males never really do well in my water parameters but instead both the females died whats going on?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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these are my tank parameters:
general hardness:250
carbonate hardness:180
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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ph might be a bit low for guppies.
Some females just seem to die at 6-9 months in the last few years. The stock out there is not great. Female guppies also carry a virus that can kill them very quickly- like overnight despite having great tank conditions.
The virus does not affect the males.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:01 AM   #4
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Default Guppy life span

My experience with guppies is that they do not live long any more. 6-9-12 months max with good water condition. The females normally die after giving birth within 1-2 weeks. I was able to cross breed mosquito fish and guppies which are truly almost the same breed and they seem to live much longer and females seem to survive longer.
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