Male guppies

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    Goodmorning, i was wandering if you guys can assist me. I have some guppies in my tank and tetras. The female guppies and the tetras looks real happy and swiming around but the male guppies always hiding and staying at the bottom any advice??
     
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    feed them more and let them get to know you.. guppies are super greedy so they should get with the program soon!
     
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    Sounds a bit odd. Normally the males are all over the show and busy chasing the females non-stop.

    Perhaps check your tanks parameters and also inspect the health of the fish.
     
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    Hi Adrian,

    You are in the Cape, where we have soft water which tends to cause the pH to drop. Guppies don't like that at all. See that you keep the pH to above 6.5 by using shells in your filter. If they are not well now, add a tablespoon of salt per 100 litres. I keep many strains of guppies and fight pH drops all the time so this is not so easy in the fairest Cape! Let me know what happens, but if this does not come right, then you will loose fishes. Male guppies must swim around all the time looking for females to mate with, if they don't do this then there is something drastically wrong!:)

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    Can the tetras be biting there fins
    Have a look do there fins seem ok
     
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    Two of them are back to normal chasing around the females so just hoping the last one also start to do so. The fins on them are fine but i think it could have been the water as i did a water change 2 days back. Thanx for the advice ill keep an eye on the last one and check out the water.
     
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    Guppies is nogal a bit finnyky when pH below 6.5 yes I did not think of that at all dirk great catch there.
     

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