Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 21, 2014, 03:02:02 PM
Home Search Search Login Register

+  Pet Goldfish - Aquarium Forum Community
|-+  Aquarium
| |-+  General Goldfish Discussion
| | |-+  Guppies
« previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Guppies  (Read 770 times)
fishaddict23
Newbie
*

Karma: 1
Posts: 14


Guppies
« on: August 06, 2010, 11:29:34 PM »

I was thinking i might want to get a second tank and rescue some feeder guppies from being sold to be eaten at my lfs.  They looked so much smaller then the fancy guppies in the store - do they need the same amount of space? 
Logged
Nossie
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 481
Posts: 5469



Re: Guppies
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010, 08:08:49 AM »

Guppies generally don't need too much of space, but yes... I believe these might need about the same, since they will probably be growing still Smiley
Logged
fishaddict23
Newbie
*

Karma: 1
Posts: 14


Re: Guppies
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010, 10:30:42 AM »

thanks!  How many could i keep with room for them to grow and be comfortable in a 5 gal.? 
Logged
Elliriyanna
Full Member
***

Karma: 6
Posts: 167


Re: Guppies
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010, 10:34:33 AM »

hmmm .... Since they are schooling fish ... I'd say around 6-8 ... I may be wrong since its usually an inch of fish per gallon of water but even full grown I've never seen a problem. Breeders will keep 30 in a ten gallon ... Be careful though as they breed like crazy. Try to keep the temp a little low or get all one gender. Or divide the tank males from females unless you have plans for the babies. Though they will eat the babies if you dont seperate them
Logged
Hanna
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 257
Posts: 3108


Re: Guppies
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010, 05:50:47 PM »

Hubby and me have seen some GORGEOUS and RARE guppies at the pet shop 2 days ago. The guy just took us to the tanks to show the newcomers. WOW, they do have colours like iridescent blue, next tank yellow ones, then red, snow white... geez tonight I dreamed of another tank, as our neighbours have one sitting in their garage doing nothing.... and a workmate told me her boy friend does have 2 tanks doing nothing..... I THINK I'M GOING NUTS.... Roll Eyes
Logged
Nossie
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 481
Posts: 5469



Re: Guppies
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010, 06:16:20 AM »

A guppy needs about 1 liter of water per cm of fish (they grow to be 5cm). I'll try calculating fast! Cheesy
You could fit about 4-5 fish. But then buy only males, because such a small tank can't handle all the fry that guppies produce. Males are easily recognized on their colorful bodies and big tails. (And also the gonopodium on their anal fin)
Logged
fishaddict23
Newbie
*

Karma: 1
Posts: 14


Re: Guppies
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010, 04:16:29 PM »

Ok thanks!  the males won't fight right?
Logged
Nossie
Hero Member
*****

Karma: 481
Posts: 5469



Re: Guppies
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2010, 04:26:13 PM »

Not at all Smiley At most they would a bit if you wouldn't keep enough females with them Smiley

But on the other hand, these fish are small, and they don't create much waste, so if you wanted to, you could grab a few females too, but then think two females per one male. So at most you could have two such couples, in a total of six fish. They don't live too long, so it might be cheaper letting them reproduce on their own (they would eat most of the fry anyway. And as long as you'd stick to weekly (no less!) water changes while keeping an eye on their water quality Smiley But yes, final statement would be about 5-6 fish Cheesy
Logged
Pages: [1]  
« previous next »
Jump to:  
Page created in 0.231 seconds with 17 queries.