03-14-2011, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Pufferfish22
Thanks for you advice amethyst, small fry is quite large now (or larger than she was) still not sure whether she is a she yet. The boys take no notice of her at all and thankfully she's to big to be eaten now, but I think I might add her to my friends tank to be on the safe side. Do guppies need to be with other guppies or would she be OK on her own?
If she's too big to eat, and they're ignoring her, she should be OK where she is, at least until you can tell if she's really a she. As she approaches sexual maturity (3 to 4 months), you will need to remove her or get more females so she doesn't get harrassed to death.
As far as needing other guppies as company - yes and no. Guppies aren't officially "schooling" fish, but they do live in large community groups in the wild. She probably won't do well all by herself, but if she is in a tank with other fish of similar sizes, she should be OK. My orange female guppy tends to hang out with the platys, who are also orange, rather than the female guppies of different colors.