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I am looking for suggestions of fish eat adult guppies? I am thinking about my next tank ...
I have 6 guppies right now that are starting to breed ... 3 pregnant feeder guppy females, 1 fancy male, and 2 babies. I thought it might be a good idea to get a fish that eats adult guppies so I could keep my population in check as they breed. The babies are so cute ... I want to keep the babies around because I like to watch them grow ... so my next tank would ideally include something that eats adult guppies... what do you think?
 

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hi
personally speaking, i would say to you,
that when the guppys get to adult size,see if your
LFS(local fish store) will take them.
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LFS is an option ... but since they are "feeder" guppies, wouldn't they probably get eaten in the end anyway if I give them back to the fish store?
 

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yeah i guess they would,
what size tank are you talking about.? :)
 

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I'm not sure yet ... i haven't bought a new tank yet. still in the planning stage... I think I will try to pick my next fish first and then figure out what size tank I need.
My friend wants to sell me his 155-gallon tank with blue acaras. I wonder if they will eat guppies?
 

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well,if your friend is selling that tank for a good price
then yeah why not. :)
do you know anythng about them ?
i don't want to write loads if you know some already lol ?
 

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I put three 2" Leopard Cteopoma in a tank with about 30 guppies, and they ate all but the two largest. At full size (nearly 6"), Leopard Cteonos can eat any guppy ever born.
 

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Clown knife, bichir, oscar, jack dempsey, pacu, large angelfish, Puffers, crayfish will eat them if they can catch them, arrawana, Gar, mud puppies, (aka, tiger salamandar in water form), and some others I can not recall at the momment.
 

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This list could be a million fish long. I would pick a tank size you think you can obtain and a family or some "Type" of fish that catches your eye or colors you want or something to narrow the list down.

My favorites would be datnoids and bichirs of any species.
 

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I think Datnoids would be a really cool one also. I saw them, I think, at my LFS one day and I have not seen a fish move faster to catch a guppy. It is also funny to watch them because when they are small small you would never expect them to be able to swallow a guppy because of how small their mouth looks.
 

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ok... well ideally i would like to get a tank that will fit in an alcove in my wall the alcove is about 66" wide ... it looks like a great place for a tank. i also love to grow live plants in my tank so if I can find a fish that doesn't eat or dig up live plants that would be a huge bonus.
:)
ps. If there are no guppy-eating fish that would fit in a tank this size then i will probably just move my guppies to a larger tank and take the extra ones back to the fish store. i don't want any new fish to feel cramped..
 

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What are the dims of this nook in the wall? its 66" long how deep and tall is it? Datnoids work great in planted tanks and like plants and driftwood so they can use there stripes to fit in.
 

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If its a guppy and not a goldfish, then Betta fish eat guppies. I've seen it happen, i should know.....dont put them together or the betta will eat it. :shock: and a lot of petshops take fish to give them up for adoption or sell them.
 
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