Celestial Pearl Danios and Guppy, compatibility - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 12-15-2012, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Granberry's Avatar
 
Celestial Pearl Danios and Guppy, compatibility

I have a 15-gallon bowfront tank that houses 14 Celestial Pearl Danios. It is a planted tank, but even with the plants and fake driftwood with lots of hiding spots, they are very shy and skittish.

Lately, my guppies have been having lots of babies, so I have been moving the fry to this CPD tank until they reach a decent juvenile stage and then moving them out. This hasn't seemed to bother the CPD because they stay at the bottom and the fry stay at the top. However, I have decided not to let these guppies have any more babies and have decided to move the (single) male out of the tank. Can I put him in with the CPDs? Will he nip them or otherwise stress them out? I know CPD do best in a species tank, and that's what I've had them in, but will 1 male guppy be an issue?
Granberry is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 12-16-2012, 06:28 AM
New Member
 
Shewbert's Avatar
 
A lot of this depends on the nature of the fish, some guppies can be very shy and hide constantly, others can be teritorial and chase everything in sight, try him out with the fry but give the fry a few hiding places to shelter in, keep an eye on him as agression will show relatively quickly.
guppies are not agressive, but I have had a couple that love chasing and bullying smaller fish. It's all part of the pecking order in a tank, but I can't see any serious problems though.
Let me know how you get on
Ray

Last edited by Shewbert; 12-16-2012 at 06:36 AM. Reason: wrong explanation
Shewbert is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 12-16-2012, 07:35 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
I wuld agree, observe carefully as the trouble could go either way.

BTW, you do realize that removing the male will not end your guppy fry for several months? Once impregnated, livebearer females can delive several batches of fry without a male being present. Just so you know; check the profile.

Byron.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

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]
Byron is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Byron For This Useful Post:
Granberry (12-17-2012)
post #4 of 6 Old 12-16-2012, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Granberry's Avatar
 
Hmmm, well, I knew they had the ability to access what they needed to fertilize eggs for a while (super something) but I didn't realize (a) it would be several months or (b) that they would, just because they could. But oh well, my LFS will take them and I have room for any really pretty ones. Thanks for the info!
Granberry is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 12-16-2012, 08:36 PM
Member
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Granberry View Post
Hmmm, well, I knew they had the ability to access what they needed to fertilize eggs for a while (super something) but I didn't realize (a) it would be several months or (b) that they would, just because they could. But oh well, my LFS will take them and I have room for any really pretty ones. Thanks for the info!
It can depend upon the individual fish, but the capability exists.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

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]
Byron is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 12-17-2012, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Granberry's Avatar
 
Shewbert, you asked for an update, so here you go: I put the male guppy in, and so far, he hasn't annoyed anyone. He stays near the top with the fry (and my fry are all still there; they're really too big for him to eat) and the CPD stay at the bottom. I sure wish I knew a way to get them to swim about more. I'm currently tweaking their water chemistry, so maybe that will help.
Granberry is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what substrate to use? Have Celestial Pearl Danios fishybert Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 04-24-2012 08:49 PM
Celestial Pearl Danios not eating fishkid Cyprinids and Atherinids 3 06-18-2009 02:54 PM
Celestial Pearl Danios fishkid Cyprinids and Atherinids 0 04-17-2009 08:35 PM
Breeding Celestial Pearl Danios herefishy Member Submitted Articles 1 07-30-2007 01:19 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome