04-28-2009, 12:23 AM
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Community fish to take care of Guppy fry "problem"
So... like any other new fish owners, a friend and I were interested in breeding guppies. We headed out to PetCo, bought a male and female guppy, and BAM! we had some guppy fry within a month or so.
We took care to keep the fry safe for the first couple weeks in a breeder separator and then released them into the "wild" ("wild" = one 10 gallon tank with mom and dad). They've been doing well so far (side question: one is deformed... should I put him/her out of his/her misery? He seems to be doing okay...). As you might guess, a couple weeks later, we found ourselves with another batch of fry. Now we have babies swimming EVERYWHERE in the 10g tank.
So my question is as follows:
Is there a safe community fish that could benefit from the "live feed"? I don't want to try to sell them... seems like too much of a hassle. I know the 10g tank is not really that big, but I think another fish would survive just fine. I've heard male bettas are a possibility, but I fear that they'll tear up the somewhat colorful male guppy. What are your thoughts?
Thanks in advance!