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post #261 of 344 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 09:42 PM
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My 2 girls are getting quite big now so they've moved out of the boys tank and are now in with big fat Nera.

their mummy Sarah died randomly a few weeks ago I've no idea why she died..

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and here's their mum Sarah SIP.. they look just like her.
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Sarah was pretty :( sad to hear you lost her. But Nera sure is big, wow!!

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Sarah was pretty :( sad to hear you lost her. But Nera sure is big, wow!!

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Nera from the tip of her nose to the tip to the of her tail is about 6.50cm long .


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post #264 of 344 (permalink) Old 09-01-2013, 04:16 PM
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Wow, this thread is awesome! Still not done reading yet, haha! I have some questions for you guppy lovers :D

I'd love to get some Guppies of my own- but I only have a 5g tank. How many Guppies (if any) can go in it?

Are all females an okay set up?

What exactly do Guppies eat?

Do they enjoy heavily planted tanks, or lightly planted?

Sorry for all the questions, it seems like Google searching won't be much help with this quest for information!

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3 to 5

yes, though I'd recommend buying from a breeder who's worked on a strain that has colorful females as most tend to lack a lot of colors. Also, be prepared for some random fry. Pet store females are usually pregnant and unless you order virgin females a lot of time they're pre-hit by breeders..

An all male tank is also acceptable(and colorful).

Flake food, frozen foods like blood worms or daphina and the like.

A lot of breeders raise them in bare tanks, so anything would be an upgrade xD. If you do females I would do light/medium planting, enough so the fry have a place to hide but you won't wreck the place trying to catch them. Floating plants are great.
They poop....a lot more than bettas. So plants to eat the poops/keep the tank clean are great. More the better I suppose.
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Perfect, I was aiming for four!

Awesome, I have a couple of breeders nearby! Yeah, I've heard that, and have some people who would be willing to take them. That, or perhaps a snack for the Bettas.

Oh, I didn't know that! I'll have to rethink my plan! (Laughs maniacally for no reason)

Would no filter in the tank be acceptable? Or would a sponge filter work? I'm planning on aerating the tank with a bubble wand, but I could turn that into a sponge filter... My dad is almost done his bottle of Fresca... :P

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At work so cant do detailed repsonse but I use a sponge filter in my own tank with my boys.

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I would set up a sponge filter. Both my adults and fry went without a filter for a good 3 weeks just fine(a lot of vacuuming the tanks every day though).
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OK I got really lucky and got a a free 55 tall and proteinskimmer with it and a stand a light. So I am going to have a huge guppy tank with some breeding input on my end, and plants invertbrets and all the such, but I never herd of using a protein skimmer for fw, Its what came with the tank , it was used for a reef tank but I have been there done that... can I make the conversion, with it still filter as needed. thanks for your input

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Here are my new girls! I got four, and 3/4 look pregnant. My friend's mum wanted some babies anyways, haha!







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