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post #1 of 10 Old 01-09-2011, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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(guppy+fancy guppy+2 endler's guppy)+5G=??

Is it ok to put a regular guppy, a fancy guppy, and 2 endler's gupperys in a 5g tank (sand substrate w/ MTS, and maybe ramshorn)? I want to put guppies in my empty tank, and I want some variety.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-10-2011, 03:46 AM
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Is it ok to put a regular guppy, a fancy guppy, and 2 endler's gupperys in a 5g tank (sand substrate w/ MTS, and maybe ramshorn)? I want to put guppies in my empty tank, and I want some variety.

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No ,fish will crossbreed and produce possibly too many babies for 5 gallon tank.

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-10-2011, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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I want all males.

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post #4 of 10 Old 01-10-2011, 10:33 AM
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Tank too small ,males will fight ,rip fins of other males.

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-10-2011, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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How about 3 male guppys/fancy guppies?

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post #6 of 10 Old 01-10-2011, 11:19 AM
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You could try ,but I would be negiligent by not mentioning that males of nearly all livebearer's will in the absence of females,nip at each other.The larger the tank ,the easier for the fishes to avoid each other.
I would see that the tank had plenty of floating plants for fishes to escape/hide if needed.

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post #7 of 10 Old 01-10-2011, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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I'll just do 2 guppies. I'll give them places to hide if need be. Thanks!

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post #8 of 10 Old 11-14-2011, 07:22 PM
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I have a couple male guppies in a 5 gal tank and they never nip each other :P

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-14-2011, 08:00 PM
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anybody know if two black skirt tetras will fit in a 5g?
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post #10 of 10 Old 11-14-2011, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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No, they certainly won't. They are a shoaling species, which means (usually, and in this case) that they need at least 6 of their own kind. Black Skirts reach 2 1/2", being among the larger tetra, so a 20 gallon tank would be minimum.

btw, this is a really old thread for anyone wondering why I am asking about guppies LOL.

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