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small fry 01-09-2011 11:42 PM

(guppy+fancy guppy+2 endler's guppy)+5G=??
 
Is it ok to put a regular guppy, a fancy guppy, and 2 endler's gupperys in a 5g tank (sand substrate w/ MTS, and maybe ramshorn)? I want to put guppies in my empty tank, and I want some variety.

Thanks!:-D

1077 01-10-2011 03:46 AM

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Originally Posted by small fry (Post 555524)
Is it ok to put a regular guppy, a fancy guppy, and 2 endler's gupperys in a 5g tank (sand substrate w/ MTS, and maybe ramshorn)? I want to put guppies in my empty tank, and I want some variety.

Thanks!:-D


No ,fish will crossbreed and produce possibly too many babies for 5 gallon tank.

small fry 01-10-2011 10:25 AM

I want all males.

1077 01-10-2011 10:33 AM

Tank too small ,males will fight ,rip fins of other males.

small fry 01-10-2011 10:52 AM

How about 3 male guppys/fancy guppies?

1077 01-10-2011 11:19 AM

You could try ,but I would be negiligent by not mentioning that males of nearly all livebearer's will in the absence of females,nip at each other.The larger the tank ,the easier for the fishes to avoid each other.
I would see that the tank had plenty of floating plants for fishes to escape/hide if needed.

small fry 01-10-2011 01:19 PM

I'll just do 2 guppies. I'll give them places to hide if need be. Thanks!

Zappity 11-14-2011 07:22 PM

I have a couple male guppies in a 5 gal tank and they never nip each other :P

mileshs95 11-14-2011 08:00 PM

anybody know if two black skirt tetras will fit in a 5g?

small fry 11-14-2011 09:27 PM

No, they certainly won't. They are a shoaling species, which means (usually, and in this case) that they need at least 6 of their own kind. Black Skirts reach 2 1/2", being among the larger tetra, so a 20 gallon tank would be minimum.

btw, this is a really old thread for anyone wondering why I am asking about guppies LOL.


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