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post #1 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
Guppies?

How much room is the min for a few male OR female ( i don't want babies yet) fancy guppies? i have a Small new tank ( i got at a garage sale with some gravel for a buck) that i really really want to put some guppies in, but its only a gallon and i don't have space for anything bigger :( why do i suspect that they need more room? i would have maybe 4 male fancy guppies and possibly a snail, but nothing more (other than plants and hiding places)
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post #2 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 06:51 PM
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you should be able to do 2 in the tank you picked up. 4 would be pushing it
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post #3 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 06:52 PM
I really don't think you can put guppies in something that small but I relly don't know for sure.Maybe someone else can tell you for sure.
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post #4 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
Ok thanks! ill look into getting 2. Any other advice on them?
i am going to keep a look out for some bigger tanks to set up this summer, and then possibly will be able to breed some... just for fun. or bettas... haven't decided...

but thanks!

i am going to Eugene monday and will probably return with either guppies or a delta tail betta, or both if my mom is feeling extra nice...
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post #5 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 06:58 PM
Good luck with whatever you decide to do. :)
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post #6 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
Lol thanks.
Since Surimi seems to be doing wonderfully, then if i "fall in love" with a delta tail betta i will definatly show up with one or both. But it depends if they have one i like
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post #7 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 07:03 PM
A delta tail would be nice! :) I would love to have one.
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post #8 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
i would love to have a butterfly one or a blood red one but i do'nt think they will


eveywhere i look it says that the guppies need 1 gallon of water per fish and a filter, is that true? if so i am doomed
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post #9 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 08:01 PM
I'd like a red one like the one in Kim's avatar. I've never seen one that bright red in my petstores.
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post #10 of 40 Old 02-14-2009, 08:10 PM
does it have a filter?

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