Fish Overload! - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By aemaki09
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Imagine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 54
Thumbs down Fish Overload!

Someone just gave my sister about 12 guppies (2 male, 1 female, and 9 babies), and we have no idea on what to do with them. Currently, all but 4 babies are in a small, filtered container, due to our lack of space. We also do not have a heater for them. The only possible space we could have for them is our 10 gallon tank, but that is already occupied and I kind of want to quarantine them first. We plan to rehome them, but none of the people we have asked so far want any, and online selling is not an option. We would give them back, but the next time we will be seeing the person who gave them to us is in a month. So, what should we do with them, and how should we keep the container warm? Oh yeah, and the female is really pregnant:(
Imagine is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Imagine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 54
bump
Imagine is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 02:46 PM
Member
 
eemmais's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: California
Posts: 387
Do you have a large container you can keep them in? You can buy a 20 gallon container at Home Depot for around $15. As for keeping them warm, is it possible to make your house a little warmer? Just remember the water will be about 2 degrees lower than the temperature of the house. Good luck with the fish!
eemmais is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Imagine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 54
I do have one of those large containers, but I don't think I have enough conditioner to condition it all. I'll ask my mom about keeping the house warmer, but she'll most likely say no - heat is expensive.
Imagine is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 02:57 PM
Member
 
eemmais's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: California
Posts: 387
Alright so then you can wrap a warm, damp towel around their container and that should warm them up a bit. You could try only filling the container up halfway and see if you can condition that much? The small container might be okay for a while jus make sure you change water frequently.
eemmais is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 04:04 PM
TFK Moderator
 
Romad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southern NH
Posts: 3,308
Call some of your local pet stores and see if they'll take them. Otherwise, you'll have to set up a tank with a heater.

Sorry to hear that you were left in such a predicament :( Good luck.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
Romad is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 04:26 PM
Member
 
aemaki09's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Central, OH
Posts: 2,677
Guppies don't need as high of temperature as bettas. If you can keep the house at 74, the tank will stay at 72 and is sufficient for guppies. Also, plastic holds heat better than glass, so if you have a big Tupperware type of container, or even a 5 gallon bucket you use for water changes, that would help.
I would call around to pet stores. Ones that aren't chain stores will usually take fish from you, not sure if they would pay or not though.
Also, you can put an add in Craigslist pet section, lots of people are looking for free fish! Any time I need to rehome some of mine I put them on there and get atleast 6 emails within the first day!
Good luck with the guppies!!
ZivaD likes this.

10 HM, 3 HMPK, 5 HMPK fry
8 German Blue Ram, 5 Green Dragon BNP, 4 Albino BNP, 4 Calico BNP, 6 Red BNP, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 2 ADF, 7 Peppered Cories, & 6 Tiger Endlers + Fry
12 full time tanks, 4 NPT, 6 QT/Breeders
Member IBC
aemaki09 is offline  
Reply

Tags
guppies , guppy , heat , too many fish

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cuteness overload! Tisia The Lounge 15 08-03-2011 10:54 AM
I'm back with an overload! LennonJohnX The Lounge 6 09-23-2010 12:25 PM

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