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Old 03-24-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
 
overstocked?

I currently have a 20 gallon long thats almost done cycling and i am preparing to start stocking it soon. i want to put in guppies and pygmy corys but im still unsure about how many of each i should do. i would like to go with 6 pygmy corys and 9 guppies (3 male 6 female( i do have another tank for possible fry and i am prepared for that possibility)) but im worried that may be too much. thoughts?
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
 
Thats fine. I'd probably get 10-15 guppies.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
 
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I would say what you've planned is fine, but I wouldn't mix males and females. This fish breed like crazy and can have hunreds of babies.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:01 PM   #4
 
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Yes, you should stay with male guppy. And if you have male and female, there should be 2-3 females for each male or the males may weaken and even kill the females. But each female can deliver 50+ fry almost monthly once they get going. I would stay with males alone.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:29 PM   #5
 
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I wouldnt get all those fish at one time either, add a few each week untill your happy, this gives the Bio filter a chance to catch up with the added load.
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