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post #1 of 10 Old 06-06-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Would it be possible....

To keep either a molly or a guppy singularly?

Im wondering if i could get a smaller tank, and keep my bedside shrimpy and a guppy/molly in it?

Would they eat the shrimp?

I already do 80%w/c a day on the bedside shrimpy, if i got a bigger tank, and still did the same w/c would i be able to house the guppy and ghostie comfortably?

Whats the smallest a guppy can be kept in?

Im kind of leaning away from the molly, cause they get so big.

But a guppy?

Any thoughts?

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-07-2012, 06:52 PM
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You can easily keep a single guppy in a 2.5 or larger tank. Fora single molly, you probably want at least 8 gallons. Both assuming you have at minimum a sponge filter and a tight-fitting cover.
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post #3 of 10 Old 06-07-2012, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Oh wow, Really?
A guppy in a 2.5?

That would be max stocking right? I wouldent be able to put a snail, or any shrimp?

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
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post #4 of 10 Old 06-07-2012, 10:09 PM
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As stated in our profiles a 5g minimum would be needed for keeping a single fish, fry would be ok in the 2.5g tank.

They do best in pairs or trios and not singularly.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

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post #5 of 10 Old 06-07-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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How many fry?
My guppies are going in a 5.5, but if they give off fry...and would molly fry be able to be kept the same way?

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
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post #6 of 10 Old 06-07-2012, 11:28 PM
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I disagree that a single guppy cannot be kept in a 2.5 gallon properly equipped and maintained tank, especially if it's planted. It is not the best solution. They are shoaling fish so they do like to be with their own kind.
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post #7 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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Well, as a grow out, how many fry could I keep in a 2.5?

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/
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post #8 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 12:18 AM
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Probably an entire litter for a month or so before they start needing more space. As far as fishes go, guppies are relatively clean, and that's the concern. You have to make sure the bio load can be handled. Guppies don't zip around like danios, so it isn't so much open water that's the issue. Once the fry get big enough to start taxing the bio filtration in a probably bare-bottom 2.5, though, it's time to move them. When that happens will depend on a lot of variables like how many fry, water temperatures, and so forth.
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post #9 of 10 Old 06-08-2012, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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How quick do they grow?

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/
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post #10 of 10 Old 06-17-2012, 06:02 PM
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With the shrimp I would not put them in a tank less then 10 gallons just to be safe because it is stressful for the fish to be in a confined space.

My Tanks and Fish -

72 Gallon -

2 Dominoe Damsels
2 Talibut's Damsels
3 True Percula Clownfish
1 Bulb Anemone
6 Snails
1 Hermit Crab
3 Crabs
1 Zoanthid Coral Colony

29 Gallon -

3 Candy Cane Tetras
3 Longfin Serpea Tetra
5 Glofish
2 Blue Moon Platys
2 Tiger Barbs
2 Pictus Catfish
1 Bristlenose Plecostomus
2 Olive Snails

Breeding Set-up -

3 - 10 Gallon Tanks
1 - 5.5 Gallon Tank
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