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jimmyhoye 02-18-2009 09:26 PM

Guppies
 
How many guppies can i have in a 10 gal with about 6-7 live plants maybe more. I have heard that they breed often too. Is that true

Oldman47 02-20-2009 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by jimmyhoye (Post 173141)
How many guppies can i have in a 10 gal with about 6-7 live plants maybe more. I have heard that they breed often too. Is that true

Female guppies will all be pregnant when brought home unless they have been raised in a convent. The time between fry drops for a guppy is typically about 28 days and there should be from 15 to 40 fry each time. As you can imagine, it does not take long to overpopulate a 10 gallon. The first drop might well do that.

julem35 01-16-2011 05:29 PM

Start off with a trio of one male and two females. Then when the babies come either sell them or get another tank.

WH2O 01-16-2011 05:33 PM

Or get second species of fish to keep down the population, it will lessen the need to sell the ever expanding guppy population.


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