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guppyromz 12-28-2011 11:16 AM

Some Guppy Behaviour Question.
 
Hello fish breeders and hobbiest. I just bought 1:2 ratio of guppies today and I've put them in my 25g tall tank.

Questions:
- Do they always swim almost on the tallest part of the aquarium?
- And when I drop my guppies in the tank, one guppy just hover down the pebbles and bump his head. I wonder what happened to him that time. Was that normal?
- And when Guppies mate, do they chase the females almost endlessly?
- And what do you feed on your guppies? They cant eat the pellets I gave them. (Those pellets where the ones the my cichlids used to eat.)

Outtopic:
- Is it okay if I put the Chlorine Remover in the aquarium after I change 30% of the water while the guppies are still in there? The fish shop keeper said that how they do it. I just want to know your oppinions.

Thanks for reading. Have a good day. :-D

LasColinasCichlids 12-28-2011 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guppyromz (Post 932155)
Hello fish breeders and hobbiest. I just bought 1:2 ratio of guppies today and I've put them in my 25g tall tank.

Questions:
1- Do they always swim almost on the tallest part of the aquarium?
2- And when I drop my guppies in the tank, one guppy just hover down the pebbles and bump his head. I wonder what happened to him that time. Was that normal?
3- And when Guppies mate, do they chase the females almost endlessly?
4- And what do you feed on your guppies? They cant eat the pellets I gave them. (Those pellets where the ones the my cichlids used to eat.)

Outtopic:
5- Is it okay if I put the Chlorine Remover in the aquarium after I change 30% of the water while the guppies are still in there? The fish shop keeper said that how they do it. I just want to know your oppinions.

Thanks for reading. Have a good day. :-D

I can answer most of these for you... I use to have tons of guppies, they are one of my favorite fish. I have numbered your questions in the quote to make my answers easier to correspond to your questions.
1- Yes, guppies are fish that spend most of their time in the top portion of their tanks. At night, when they sleep, a lot of guppies will settle down at the bottom of the tank though.
2- Not sure, watch this little guy and make sure he is okay, he could be sick or something.
3- When you mix males and females together, the males always chase the females, endlessly. They are very sexual fish, and always in the mood. I hope you are ready to have tons of offspring! I normally just stick with all male guppies myself, as I dont care to breed, or have aggravated females, but that is just a personal choice.
4- Guppies do best on a tropical flake. Freeze-dried bloodworms make wonderful treats for them as well, and helps bring out their true colors.
5- I personally believe that the best way to add a Chlorine Remover is to add it to the bucket of fresh water BEFORE adding it to the tank, this way the chlorine is removed prior to ever reaching the fish and possibly causing them damage. Also, it allows you to dose more appropriately verses having to re-dechlorinate the entire tank and the new and old water has mixed together.

I hope this has helped, and if you have any more guppy questions feel free to ask me. Good luck.

guppyromz 12-28-2011 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LasColinasCichlids (Post 932509)
I can answer most of these for you... I use to have tons of guppies, they are one of my favorite fish. I have numbered your questions in the quote to make my answers easier to correspond to your questions.
1- Yes, guppies are fish that spend most of their time in the top portion of their tanks. At night, when they sleep, a lot of guppies will settle down at the bottom of the tank though.
2- Not sure, watch this little guy and make sure he is okay, he could be sick or something.
3- When you mix males and females together, the males always chase the females, endlessly. They are very sexual fish, and always in the mood. I hope you are ready to have tons of offspring! I normally just stick with all male guppies myself, as I dont care to breed, or have aggravated females, but that is just a personal choice.
4- Guppies do best on a tropical flake. Freeze-dried bloodworms make wonderful treats for them as well, and helps bring out their true colors.
5- I personally believe that the best way to add a Chlorine Remover is to add it to the bucket of fresh water BEFORE adding it to the tank, this way the chlorine is removed prior to ever reaching the fish and possibly causing them damage. Also, it allows you to dose more appropriately verses having to re-dechlorinate the entire tank and the new and old water has mixed together.

I hope this has helped, and if you have any more guppy questions feel free to ask me. Good luck.

1- Now I know. :lol: I guess I better buy some bottom dweller fish to balance the aquarium.
2- He's okay now. He's doing fine and starts chasing the females. :lol:
3- I thought that an all male group of guppies will have a chance of broken fins because, they are sometimes fin nippers. Did you experience that?
4- Okay thanks. I might buy some tropical fish flakes later. I might give them bloodworms once a week. :lol:
5- Thanks for the advice. :lol: Now, my only problem is how can I put that bucket of safe aquarium water to my tall tank. :-(

guppyromz 12-28-2011 11:13 PM

Sorry for double posting but, I think my newly bought female guppy is pregnant. Because, her tummy is big and round. I would like to know some good fry eating fish to control the population and also co exist well with adult guppies without me having to worry about my guppies.

LasColinasCichlids 12-30-2011 05:52 PM

When I had all male guppies, I didnt have any fin nipping issues, the more guppies and the larger the tank, the more spread out it is and hardly any damage happens. (I had 9+ in a 30g)
As for fry eating fish, I have never needed one, so I couldnt tell you exactly, but, I would suggest a couple of African Dwarf Frog (s). They will eat tiny fish/fry, they will get along fine with the guppies, they are also bottom dwellers for the most part.
If you get a bucket with a spout lip on it (like a mop bucket from walmart, and ONLY use it for the fish tank), you can pour it into the tank... I advise pouring it into the tank above a piece of heavy decor, as not to disturb the substrate, plants, or fish too much.


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