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Keep in mind that water is always 3-4 degrees cooler than the air around it so unless your house is at 81+ degrees all year round, you need a heater...

You can keep up to 3 guppies in a 10 gal with a male betta but don't be surprised if there is a lot of fin nipping or the occasionally dead guppy... I don't really like keeping guppies with bettas but others seem to have luck with it.

They all look to be males and they are indeed endlers, at least half endler anyway. How many did you get?

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You're ideally supposed to have 2 females per male in any setup but that means possible babies. Males alone, they might gang up on the smallest male and kill him and then the smallest again, and again. This happened with my Endlers. I started with 8 and now I have 3. It would be best if you give them enough plants to hide line of sight and decor to hide in and around. I'd go with 5 males in a ten gallon. Still, you might lose some. I can't tell how many you have now. :)

They're not air breathers like bettas so they need a filter and enough oxygen in the water to breathe or you'll find them gasping at the top and suffocating. If they're staying in the vases, you should get them an air stone to create surface turbulence.

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Keep in mind that water is always 3-4 degrees cooler than the air around it so unless your house is at 81+ degrees all year round, you need a heater

You can keep up to 3 guppies in a 10 gal with a male betta but don't be surprised if there is a lot of fin nipping or the occasionally dead guppy... I don't really like keeping guppies with bettas but others seem to have luck with it.

They all look to be males and they are indeed endlers, at least half endler anyway. How many did you get?
I would never suggest putting a male Betta in with guppies. That is asking for ripped up/dead guppies.

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okay, thanks for all the advice :)

i have 3 of them right now. i am NOT putting them with my betta,, i know what kind of damage he can do to them. so far none of them have been nipping, but ill definitely keep a close watch on them. i dont want to breed guppies, so thats why i didnt get females. ive seen how easily they can multiply, so... yeah.

my scaley babies:

~ kanda: male wild type traditional plakat
~ tamaki: male blue/orange delta crowntail
~ natsu: male orange veiltail

The cat troupe :

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Panda: bicolor black/white
- Meme: bicolor black/white
- Gypsy: tortoiseshell
- Turtle: spotted tabby
- Fang: blue
- Yuki: lynx point saimese
- Mei: marble tabby

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I must have miss read then, I thought you intended to put them with your betta and were asking about it? I'm not sure. I don't like keeping guppies with bettas so I'm glad you decided against it. I agree with others, you need to make sure their water is well aerated, filtered and heated. Since you do have all males, keep an eye out for aggression... there isn't much you can do except separate them or return them if it doesn't work out.

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thanks guys, theyr in a 5 gal w/ plants and filter now in 77 deg water. they definitely appreciate the extra room :D i think the plants offer some hiding space so they wont peck at each other so much

my scaley babies:

~ kanda: male wild type traditional plakat
~ tamaki: male blue/orange delta crowntail
~ natsu: male orange veiltail

The cat troupe :

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Panda: bicolor black/white
- Meme: bicolor black/white
- Gypsy: tortoiseshell
- Turtle: spotted tabby
- Fang: blue
- Yuki: lynx point saimese
- Mei: marble tabby

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