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adpierin11 03-07-2009 11:08 AM

How many guppies?
 
I am going to be adding some guppies to my 20g long in about a week or so, how many can I fit in my 20 with the current stock I have?

eileen 03-07-2009 07:31 PM

Go by 1" per gal. Use your fishes full grown size to determine. Understocking is better then over stocking. Guppies will multiply if you put male and female, Maybe just go with male guppies. They are better looking then the females anyway. Petco has them at 5 for $5 so they are $1 each you can't beat that price anywhere. That sale runs from March 1 to March 21 only.:-)

Oldman47 03-08-2009 07:05 AM

You should be OK with 6 to 8 guppies in the 20.

adpierin11 03-08-2009 09:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ghreed (Post 178401)
You should be OK with 6 to 8 guppies in the 20.

Ok now what would be the ratio? I would prefer less babies as possible.....

Oldman47 03-08-2009 11:32 AM

If you don't want fry to ruin your tank, use all males. If you put a female in that tank, it should be the only guppy you add. The bettas will not be able to control the population explosion of a breeding group of guppies. If you have lots of other tanks to grow the fry, a ratio of 1 male to 3 females would be a good idea for breeding.


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