08-22-2012, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by jgraf
Get females. The males will probably fight each other or worse, try to mate with each other. So long as your tank is cycled, you can push for about 6 females, just add them slowly.
Cut down on the hiding places and the guppies will eat their own babies so mixed sex shouldn't pose an overpopulation problem.
This is not true.
Six Adult female guppies could easily produce three or four hundred fry in but a few month's, and even with predation by Adult's, the 10 gal tank would be seriously over crowded= probable sick fish.
Males will fight and nip at each other, but they would not be able to rproduce and thus the water in the small 10 gal will stay more manageable/stable.