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post #11 of 27 Old 03-20-2010, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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So.. do you think I could keep a male and female betta together permenantly in a guppy tank?

Or just a male? (It's my primary show tank in my living room, I want it to be full of color. :))

Would a male betta restrict me from being able to add some shrimp later?
What about corydoras?

I've always wanted a coolie loach... but I'm afraid he would eat my snails. I'll wait until I have a stable largish snail population before/if I get one.

I'm also hoping I can find something thaty will eat fry, but hang out in the middle to low strata of the tank...
The guppies are usually relatively close to the top.
(not the surface, but definately the upper half of the tank)

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post #12 of 27 Old 03-20-2010, 07:38 PM
I wouldn't keep both male and female Betta together long term, for spawning only, I do keep a breeding pair or trio together but I am at home to watch them all the time and I know the fish personality as well as having very heavy planted tanks to the point that is it hard for the fish to swim very far and line of site.......I keep multi male bettas this way as well but I do NOT recommend this and mine are all related and grew up together never being apart and this IMO makes a difference with success and failure....

I also so keep lots of shrimp, both the red cherry and the yellow color morph with all my fish without issues..again all my fish/betta/guppies are raised together and they do not kill or hunt the shrimp..per se', I am sure they eat some of the shrimplets even with all the plants... especially moss that the shrimp hide/feed in, but they don't bother the adults that I can see anyway....lol......as long as you have plenty of hiding places for the shrimp most of them should be fine but some will be eaten/killed by the bettas as well as the guppies, it also depend on the betta itself...some hunt and kill anything and some are more passive...you never know........
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post #13 of 27 Old 03-20-2010, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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The pet store people are gonna thing I'm crazy, but I might hold the betta bowl beside their guppy tank and see if the betta spreads his fins or not...

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post #14 of 27 Old 03-21-2010, 12:16 AM
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where are you located redchig?? i wouldnt mind taking some off your hands and reimbursing for shippment

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post #15 of 27 Old 03-21-2010, 03:02 AM
Why not just get a couple male platies? They should do the job ok with the help of some shrimp.

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post #16 of 27 Old 03-22-2010, 01:12 PM
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One of my Mollies in my 10g tank had fry and the adult Mollies had a feast on them.
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post #17 of 27 Old 03-22-2010, 04:22 PM
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PLATYS....get 2-4 males....in my tank the 2 i have will happily go out of there way to get the guppy fry i have :):):)

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I'll take them off your hands lol pending the cost of shipping. Msg me and we'll chat about it.
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post #19 of 27 Old 01-16-2011, 03:23 PM
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Ottos. They are the destroyers of baby guppies, Sadly, I wanted guppy babies but now with him around I get like, none! He is awesome with the algae and nice to my adult guppies. Hope this helps.

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I own freshwater fish. My favorites are Guppies, and I am getting back into platies again after a few years.
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post #20 of 27 Old 01-16-2011, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, this is a really old topic. lol.

Odd that ottos would eat anything alive..

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