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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 02:12 AM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb How about a sorority and guppies??

I've been unsure whether to do a sorority or community tank lately. I've also gotten this recent obsession with guppies. Then I thought: Why not both?

But than I realized the guppies would be torn apart by what I'd imagine a good description to be a pack of wolves hunting its prey

But than I just checked the aqua advisor stocking website and with 5 female bettas and 2 guppies, if I had no filter, I'd be 99% stocked. But of course, I am going to have a filter, a biowheel one, so that makes the rates go a bit down. The AQ advisor had no warnings about guppies with female Bettas, even though it prohibits Bettas and corycats.

So, would a sorority of 5 bettas with 2 male guppies work? Or would the male guppies die? Or, could any other fish go into the tank instead?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 07:01 AM
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From what I have read, guppies and bettas generally don't do so well together because if the similar fins.

My Girlfriend and I have these Bettas
Wannahockaloogie-Male VT-Blue w/ purple tips.
Mist-Male CT-Dark Green/Blue.
Kitty-Female Delta-Purple Cambodian
Boo-Female Delta-Cellophane
Nala-Female VT-Orange Cambodian
Hippie-Male CT-Red, White, and Blue Dalmation
Puddles-Male CT-White w/aqua fins and light red tips
Casper-Male CT-Cellophane

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 09:10 AM
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Also guppies do better in a bigger group, just two of them would be a little under and I think your sorority would be overstocked too
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-28-2010, 10:21 AM
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How big is the tank??
And if you were going to add guppies.. You should probably get female... But if your tank is only a 10g... You shouldnt add any tank mates other than a snail..or some shrimp.
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It should work. My LFS has a sorority with male guppies, and they don't have problems. But cory cats are fine.

I only have 1 betta left, but he's a cool blue marble!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 02:40 PM
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I had some Guppies in with my 15g sorority and they did okay together..I have 5 females and 3 guppies..
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Bettas+ Guppies are an iffy mix. Not to mention: The more females you have, the bigger the chance that one of them wont like guppies. All I gotta say.
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Bettas+ Guppies are an iffy mix. Not to mention: The more females you have, the bigger the chance that one of them wont like guppies. All I gotta say.
I agree. I think the only reason my 15g worked was because every female I had in there were in with the guppies ever since they were 2 months old so they were just fine with themm..
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