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tank size for livebearers?
Old 05-03-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
 
tank size for livebearers?

what size tank should ikeep all my livebearers in i currently have the adults in a 5 gallon i hav 1 male guppy 3 female guppys and 2 female platys the male died but im going to get another male and another female so 8 fish total? plus any of their fry that im raising that im going to keep as well?
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:25 PM   #2
 
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what size tank should ikeep all my livebearers in i currently have the adults in a 5 gallon i hav 1 male guppy 3 female guppys and 2 female platys the male died but im going to get another male and another female so 8 fish total? plus any of their fry that im raising that im going to keep as well?

In my view,thirty gallon would be minimum.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:47 PM   #3
 
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what size tank should ikeep all my livebearers in i currently have the adults in a 5 gallon i hav 1 male guppy 3 female guppys and 2 female platys the male died but im going to get another male and another female so 8 fish total? plus any of their fry that im raising that im going to keep as well?

i think a 15 gallon would be fine with 3 platys and the guppies.. if you didnt have the guppies then a 10 gallon would be good... i currently have a 10 gallon with 4 platys and a cory cat and 2 shrimps
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:06 AM   #4
 
30 gal would be good. if you don't have these fry then 15 would be good.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:25 PM   #5
 
what if i get seperate tanks one with 4 platy and the other with 4 guppies wht size? and what about a tank for just fry until i sell them'
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:56 PM   #6
 
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what if i get seperate tanks one with 4 platy and the other with 4 guppies wht size? and what about a tank for just fry until i sell them'
you can get 10 gal for 4 platy, another 10 for 4 guppies so they could have room?

and you can also get another for fry. depends on how many fry you have
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:18 AM   #7
 
rite now i have 32 in a 2.5 :( i need to get them more room for sure plus all the fry coming within the next 6 months until i can see some of them so i need like a tank to occomidate 100+ fry im going to have alot of filtration and circulation so i think i can go a prob a 10-20 n the fry will be from newborns to about 1 centimeter to 1 inch if they get big ill move them with adults to so prob just up to 1 centimeter
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:09 PM   #8
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if future over population is a concern, keep the males in one tank, and the females in another tank. and if possible, another tank for the fry to grow up in.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:24 PM   #9
 
i will sell them haha so overpop shuldnt be a prob
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