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frank68 03-20-2008 08:29 PM

guppies and red neons
I just set up a 10 gallon tank and i got 8 guppies that 2 of them are pregnant and i was wandering if you can put red neons with them, or not can someone please help me

crazy4fish 03-21-2008 07:27 AM

i wouldnt add any fish at all. :( you already have a fully stocked tank and you are about to have more! are you planning on putting the babies in a breeding net to keep them away from their parents or are you going to let them fend for themselves? and just so you know its not good to keep only 2 females with that many males. :oops: the males will harass them. i did this but i had 2 females and only 4-5 males and the males killed one of the females. :cry: just thought i would give you some advice for next time. :)

TheBoss 04-01-2008 11:41 AM

You can put red neons with them it will be fine. And since you already have 10 guppies in the 10 gallon and want to add some neons i wouldn't put the babies in a breeder net just let them fend for themselves. And if they make it then so be it haha but you don't want to over populate.

okiemavis 04-01-2008 04:43 PM

Your tank is plenty stocked, follow the 1 inch per gallon rule. Fancy guppies are 1.5-2 inches. 8x2=16. So that's an overstocked tank right there. I really wouldn't recommend adding any more fish.

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