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Yes. Each one should be in a school of 5 of their own kind, but you can't do that in a tank your size.
Since when do guppies need to be in a group of 5, they aren't grouping fish but, they like eachtoher's company. IMO they don't need a group Of 5 to be properly housed, at the minimum I would say about 3

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

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In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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Hmm , the pet store didn't mention that about the guppies , I had 4 glofish but only 1 is left ;(
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I read in a book that guppies do best in groups of 5. I can't remember which one, but they DO prefer groups.

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I agree with you that they prefer groups, but in my experience they don't need that many to be properly housed

16 gallon - 11 neon tetras, 6 Pygmy cories, 6 kuhli loaches and 1 male Betta
15 gallon - 1 male Betta, 3 platies, and 5 guppies
6 gallon - 1 male Betta

All planted tanks

In My Opinion a Betta deserves nothing smaller than a 5 gallon tank
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my tank dont even look small , the fish are tiny ! except my betta hes the beast (;
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post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 02:13 PM
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The guppies, can become aggressive in small groups which is why it is recommended to have at least 4-5 :) lowers the chance of the alpha guppy singling out another!

I've had no problems with one of my males, in a group of fancy guppies (and one endler o_O ). And they were in a 10... I think I had 4 guppies and the betta. Everyone was fine and there were no casualties as long as I did the proper water changes.... I love how the guppies I had took in Spartan as a giant guppy -.-; weirdos... anywho, I do not know of the glofish, BUT, it is reall good they get along.

I am wondering if your fish are dying because the tank is not cycled? Cycling, is done (usually with or without fish, this version WITHOUT) by letting the tank run for 4-6 weeks, adding a small amount of fish food as "ammonia" supply. Fish cycle usually uses feeder fish, for that time frame, and hopefully the fish doesn't die.

nice fish though :)

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