<3 - Page 3 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 12:10 AM
Member
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,303
Another reason that guppies and other schooling/social fish need to be in groups of at least 4-5 is that there is a social hierarchy (ranking) among the groups of fish. When there are too few fish or no fish at all the fish can get stressed or depressed without the whole group dynamic that they need and thrive with. A guppy may survive by itself, but you want your pet to thrive and be happy, not just live life on the bare minimums.
turtle10 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 12:32 AM
Member
 
bettalover2033's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 6,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweeda88 View Post
That's too small of a tank for that many fish. I think you'd need at least a 20 gallon for that many fish. The Glofish should be in a school of at least 5 and so should the guppies. I really think you need to upgrade. Also, what kind of algae eater is it? If it's a pleco, they can get huge.
Sweeda im sorry, but i have to disagree. 20 gallons? For that many fish? The tank will be way to empty. Though I do agree that guppies do need to be in a group. I would say at least 4-5. (like Sweeda said).

-BL2033

The results are in!
http://www.bettafish.com/showthread....74#post1194774
EVERYONE GO COMMENT AND POST YOUR RESPONSES TO IT!!



VIEW MY AUCTIONS- MY AUCTIONS

Last edited by bettalover2033; 11-26-2011 at 12:35 AM.
bettalover2033 is offline  
post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 08:37 AM
Member
 
Sweeda88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,160
I'm saying you'd need at least 20 gallons for you to be able to have PROPER SCHOOLS. Even then, I think it would be overstocked.

Sequin (m), Shortcake (f), Westley (m), and Sir Righty of Walton (m).
Sweeda88 is offline  
post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 09:39 AM
Member
 
turtle10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 2,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweeda88 View Post
I'm saying you'd need at least 20 gallons for you to be able to have PROPER SCHOOLS. Even then, I think it would be overstocked.
+1, guppies may seem small, but they are very energetic and use up a lot of swimming room. Trust me, once I got my guppies into my 20 gallon it seemed small with all the swimming around they did!
turtle10 is offline  
post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 10:33 AM
Member
 
kathstew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 783
Agreed with Sweeda. Yes, a 20 gallon would be huge for the amount of fish OP has now, but we always say bigger is better!
Plus, she doesn't have them in proper schooling sizes. If the fish were all in the proper schooling sizes then OP would need a 40 gal min tank.
Guppies at least 5 - 2.5 inches each= 12.5 gallons
Glofish at least 5 - 2 inches each=10 gallons
Betta 1 - 2.5 inches= 2.5 gallons
glass catfish - at least 5 - 4 inches - 20 gallons
total= 45 gallons. approx

Life with Lupus is still a life worth living.
Dishing out the truth one post at a time

kathstew is offline  
post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 12:26 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 27,607
Fish that are very active need plenty of room to move around. Schooling fish are not going to be happy in groups of less than 4 or 5.
dramaqueen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome