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post #1 of 6 Old 10-28-2012, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Nano Guppies and Fancy Guppies

Greetings all,

I just purchased a 6 gallon Fluval Edge tank. Thanks to another poster I have decided to make the tank a guppy tank with maybe a mystery snail.

I plan to make this my first fully planted tank, black sand and rocks and drift wood, I want a clean sleek look.

My question is will fancy guppies get a long with nano guppies ?

I think both would look really nice together and make for a colorful tank.

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-28-2012, 07:29 PM
What exactly do you mean by nano guppies? Are you talking about the Endler's Livebearer (Poecilia wingei) as opposed to the common Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)?
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-28-2012, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Yes the Poecilia wingei.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-28-2012, 07:50 PM
Not really advisable to keep Endler's and Guppies together as they can crossbreed.
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-29-2012, 12:57 PM
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True, not recommended. Read more in our profile, click shaded name Endlers Livebearer, or scientific name Poecilia (Acanthophacelus) wingei. As noted in the profile, there is some thought that this fish should be removed from the same genus as the guppy.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #6 of 6 Old 10-29-2012, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for the information.

I have decided to do an all fancy guppy tank.
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