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?
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.
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.