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post #1 of 4 Old 02-18-2009, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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How many guppies can i have in a 10 gal with about 6-7 live plants maybe more. I have heard that they breed often too. Is that true
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-20-2009, 08:14 PM
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How many guppies can i have in a 10 gal with about 6-7 live plants maybe more. I have heard that they breed often too. Is that true
Female guppies will all be pregnant when brought home unless they have been raised in a convent. The time between fry drops for a guppy is typically about 28 days and there should be from 15 to 40 fry each time. As you can imagine, it does not take long to overpopulate a 10 gallon. The first drop might well do that.
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Start off with a trio of one male and two females. Then when the babies come either sell them or get another tank.

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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 #4 of 4 Old 01-16-2011, 05:33 PM
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Or get second species of fish to keep down the population, it will lessen the need to sell the ever expanding guppy population.
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