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justinianobrenden 05-03-2011 08:04 PM

tank size for livebearers?
 
what size tank should ikeep all my livebearers in i currently have the adults in a 5 gallon i hav 1 male guppy 3 female guppys and 2 female platys the male died but im going to get another male and another female so 8 fish total? plus any of their fry that im raising that im going to keep as well?

1077 05-03-2011 11:25 PM

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Originally Posted by justinianobrenden (Post 664869)
what size tank should ikeep all my livebearers in i currently have the adults in a 5 gallon i hav 1 male guppy 3 female guppys and 2 female platys the male died but im going to get another male and another female so 8 fish total? plus any of their fry that im raising that im going to keep as well?


In my view,thirty gallon would be minimum.

ruby716 05-03-2011 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by justinianobrenden (Post 664869)
what size tank should ikeep all my livebearers in i currently have the adults in a 5 gallon i hav 1 male guppy 3 female guppys and 2 female platys the male died but im going to get another male and another female so 8 fish total? plus any of their fry that im raising that im going to keep as well?


i think a 15 gallon would be fine with 3 platys and the guppies.. if you didnt have the guppies then a 10 gallon would be good... i currently have a 10 gallon with 4 platys and a cory cat and 2 shrimps

bucaday 05-04-2011 12:06 AM

30 gal would be good. if you don't have these fry then 15 would be good.

justinianobrenden 05-04-2011 10:25 PM

what if i get seperate tanks one with 4 platy and the other with 4 guppies wht size? and what about a tank for just fry until i sell them'

bucaday 05-04-2011 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by justinianobrenden (Post 665702)
what if i get seperate tanks one with 4 platy and the other with 4 guppies wht size? and what about a tank for just fry until i sell them'

you can get 10 gal for 4 platy, another 10 for 4 guppies so they could have room?

and you can also get another for fry. depends on how many fry you have

justinianobrenden 05-05-2011 01:18 AM

rite now i have 32 in a 2.5 :( i need to get them more room for sure plus all the fry coming within the next 6 months until i can see some of them so i need like a tank to occomidate 100+ fry im going to have alot of filtration and circulation so i think i can go a prob a 10-20 n the fry will be from newborns to about 1 centimeter to 1 inch if they get big ill move them with adults to so prob just up to 1 centimeter

Rip 05-06-2011 08:09 PM

if future over population is a concern, keep the males in one tank, and the females in another tank. and if possible, another tank for the fry to grow up in.

justinianobrenden 05-12-2011 11:24 PM

i will sell them haha so overpop shuldnt be a prob
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