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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-08-2012, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Friends for my Guppies?

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I have a 5gal tank with 3 male guppies. I've had them for quite some time now, since late August. I was wondering if I could get them any friends for their tank? I know probably not anymore fish will fit, but could some other aquarium critters work? Also, if any other fish would fit, which ones and how many of each?
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(Note: I'm trying to upgrade them to a 10 gal..just have to get Mom to agree.)

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 08:59 AM
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Maybe some ghost shrimp or amano shrimp.... Because I don't think that you can have any more fish in their

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Yeah I was thinking maybe some shrimp...wish they didn't scare me so much xD

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Nothing more in the 5g. If you get the 10g you could add 2 more guppies and a few shrimpies!

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IMO, you are overstocked in the 5 gallon already. Guppies poop a lot for their size and are pretty active swimmers. I would upgrade them to the 10 gallon if you can get your mum onboard and then consider either some cories or some more guppies. :)

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Shrimps scare me, sort of. Lucky for me this store near me called Fin&Feather has terrible bettas :(, but all of their other fish are GREAT! They have the most gorgeous guppies. I think right now they have some "tuxedo guppies", you know the ones with half white half black fins and red fins.

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IMO, you are overstocked in the 5 gallon already. Guppies poop a lot for their size and are pretty active swimmers. I would upgrade them to the 10 gallon if you can get your mum onboard and then consider either some cories or some more guppies. :)
I know :( I wish she would let me...but she said no more fish :P as soon as my room is built on to, so it's bigger...I AM SO GOING CRAZY ON THE FISH AND NO ONE CAN STOP ME!! *evil laugh* Be afraid...be very, very afraid... >:D

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Shrimps scare me, sort of. Lucky for me this store near me called Fin&Feather has terrible bettas :(, but all of their other fish are GREAT! They have the most gorgeous guppies. I think right now they have some "tuxedo guppies", you know the ones with half white half black fins and red fins.
They scare me too xD Ooh, those are pretty!! I have 2 cobras and one blue one with purple and orange in his tail :D

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cool! you seem like you know quite a bit about guppies, can you post on my "Guppy tank?" thread?

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