- Oct 10, 2017
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Hi! So I am very new to fish and on saturday I purchased 3 male guppies from the pet store. Two of my guppies seem to be doing okay but all three are staying mostly at the top or surface. It has only been a few days so their water peramiters have not settled yet but tomorrow I am going to add salt and something to harden their water. Poughkeepsie, my orange and white one, has a split in his tail, which should heal, but Im concerned because he stays almost entirely at the surface and does not swim around an awful lot. He does seem to be swimming and playing with the other two and none of them have clamped tails, although when Poughkeepsie and one of my others, Oswald, swim at the surface their hips point down slightly. I did a 25% water change which seemed to help, but Poughkeepsie seems to keep sinking and then swimming a little but is mostly inactive. Is he sick or is it because of his tail? What should I be doing to make sure they are safe?