Sick guppy

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Sick guppy

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Not a very good photo but over the last couple of days his fins have become very ragged, with no obvious signs of fin rot. He's now on the bottom not doing a great deal. He's about 2 and a bit years old.
Any ideas or would it be best to send him to the big aquarium in the sky?

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I would imagine if he’s hiding away he might be getting nipped, but at a bit over 2 years old he’s probably nearing the end :(
guppies dont have long life spans and old age does seem to catch up to them fairly quickly. Is he still eating?
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I've not seen him being nipped. He was eating this morning but not interested now. He looks old as does another one. I'll see how he is in the morning. Thanks.

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2+ years nowadays is quite long for shop-bought, mine don't live that long and they've all been raised in the tank now, haven't input a new gene pool for about 15 years now though.

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I found him dead this morning. All the others are fine so I'll put it down to old age.

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Sorry for your loss :(
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Sorry you lost him. :(

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