04-30-2008, 11:24 PM
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Sadly, my male crowntail betta committed fishy suicide over the weekend. His tank was uncovered but was heavily planted with tons of floating hornwort. I had never heard of bettas jumping ship before so I never worried about him.
Anyway...I had never owned guppies before, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I bought a pretty male and two females for my betta's old 5g tank. I still have plenty of hornwort, fairly large gravel, and a small castle type ornament that the guppies don't seem at all interested in.
I've read all kinds of conflicting stories; some people say they don't know what to do with all the fry their guppies pump out, other articles say you need to get the fry to their own tanks a.s.a.p. or at least provide tons of space and cover to let them grow large enough to not become food for their parents.
I'm not looking to start a guppy farm, but I definitely wouldn't mind having at least some fry grow big enough to be fed to my cichlids. What are my chances?