Guppy Floating At The Top Of The Tank?

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Proud Pastry

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Hello :)

This morning I noticed one of my guppies floating at the top of the tank. He still moves around a tiny bit... but not much.
He was fine yesterday, eating and swimming around. But now he's floating and not eating at all.
I didn't notice anything wrong with his body, he's not bloated and his fins are not clamped.

Tank and water info:
10 Gallon
1 air stone
Tetra Whisper in-tank filter

4 Male Guppies
4 Female Platies
2 Platy fry in breeding net

Nitrate: 5.0
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
pH: 6.8

Do you think he might have swim bladder? :( Or could there be another problem?

I'd appreciate any help and advice anyone has to offer!
Thanks for reading!
 

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It's possible that he might have swallowed an air bubble or something.. I'd watch him for a couple of days. Try feeding him a pea :)
 
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It's possible that he might have swallowed an air bubble or something.. I'd watch him for a couple of days. Try feeding him a pea :)

So you don't think it could be swim bladder? :eek: I've seen videos of swim bladder and he's not acting the same way as those fish.
I'm not sure if he'll eat the pea :( He hasn't eaten anything today.. should I try holding the pea pieces in front of him and see if eats it?
 

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Is he having trouble swimming around, or is he just staying at one place on the top of the tank, not making any effort to move?

You can try :) Get a frozen pea (just 1), put it in a microwavable bowl with a tinyyyy bit of water, heat for a minute, peel the skin off and smush the pea with your fingers & feed. Make sure it's not TOO hot before feeding though. (the other fish can eat it too, it's good for their digestive system :good: I feed it once a week to make sure all the poop comes out)
 
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Is he having trouble swimming around, or is he just staying at one place on the top of the tank, not making any effort to move?

You can try :) Get a frozen pea (just 1), put it in a microwavable bowl with a tinyyyy bit of water, heat for a minute, peel the skin off and smush the pea with your fingers & feed. Make sure it's not TOO hot before feeding though. (the other fish can eat it too, it's good for their digestive system :good: I feed it once a week to make sure all the poop comes out)

No he's not having trouble swimming, he's just staying in one place and not making any effort to move around :eek:
Although he just started swimming around a little bit! Still at the surface of the water, but movement is progress! :'D

Alrighty :) I'll try giving them some peas, I just noticed one of my platies has some bad poop so they'll need it anyway XD
Thanks! ^_^
 

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Sometimes giving them different food can give them an appitite like when one of my female guppies got swim bladder and it started to eat when i gave it peas. i get boiling hot water from the sink and put the peas in a bowl with it in there to soften the peas
 

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