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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 05:46 PM
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you'd really need a 10 at least to get a proper school of guppies. one of my friends has a HUGE tank with at least twenty guppies and three angels, and it's amazing to watch them.

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No offense to anyone but i never had any problems keeping guppies in smaller tanks, 2.5gal being smallest. I have bred guppies long ago and always keep some. I think you wouldn't have any problems keeping 3-5 male guppys in a 5gal, but it would have to be planted and have good filtration.
also there are different types of guppies like others have mentioned endlers, but wild guppies are also smaller about the same size, and can be just as colorful. Of coarse it depends on how experienced a fish keeper is too.

I just had about 5 male wilds living in what was a temporary 2.5 gal for a little over 3 months. I did 2-3 water 50% water changes a week.

I have been bit with the betta bug as well, but i can't give up my favorite guppies.

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It's really a matter of opinion. Some say 5 gallon is OK, others not. I think 10 gallons is the minimum. 2.5 is way too small.

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It's really a matter of opinion. Some say 5 gallon is OK, others not. I think 10 gallons is the minimum. 2.5 is way too small.
I said I wasn't trying to offend anyone, I have bred guppies for several years kept, gups and several other tropical fish species 12+ years. Just saying I have plenty experience, just because i am a new member here doesn't mean don't know what i am talking about.

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2.5 is fine for raising them in, just not a long-term home. I raised some platies in a 3 gallon with only 2 deaths in a spawn of 21 to date.

10 Gallon Tank:
~Countless Pond Snails~1 Espe's Rasbora~1 Harlequin Rasbora~

5 and 5.5 Gallon Tanks:
~empty~

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