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allirreza 03-12-2013 01:22 AM

Does anyone know about Guppies and their impact on planted aquarium?
 
Does anyone have experience keeping guppies in the planted aquarium in a long time? I have full of plant aquarium and would like to use guppies beside plants. I want to know about advantages and disadvantages of using guppies in planted aquarium. The important thing to me is healthy of plants. In addition, I want to know how many guppies can be keep in 15 gallon water.

essjay 03-12-2013 08:50 AM

Have a read of the following link, it will give you a very good start :-) Until someone with guppy experience comes along anyway, because I'm not experienced with them :-D

Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) Profile

erinbirdsong 03-12-2013 10:45 AM

In my short experience Guppies are a fairly easy fish to keep. Mine is full of personality. The problem is the females breed very rapidly so I would suggest a male only tank. The males are prettier anyway. In a 15gal I would say 10 guppies would be good. The plants will help keep your parameters in check.

ZivaD 03-12-2013 11:53 AM

Guppies are a pretty harmless fish as far as any potential damage to the plants. However, due to the limited size of your tank and the heavy planting I would suggest a male only colony to avoid overpopulation (they breed rapidly and the plants will only increase the survival rates of fry by providing good cover for them).
What are your basic water parameters?

beaslbob 03-12-2013 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by allirreza (Post 1465059)
Does anyone have experience keeping guppies in the planted aquarium in a long time? I have full of plant aquarium and would like to use guppies beside plants. I want to know about advantages and disadvantages of using guppies in planted aquarium. The important thing to me is healthy of plants. In addition, I want to know how many guppies can be keep in 15 gallon water.

FWIW I had a 10g planted that ran for 9 years with a more or less stable population of 30 guppies of various sizes. 6 or so reproducing adults.

All of them were descendants of the original cycle trio.

my .02


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