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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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agressive fish that will eat other smaller fish

So i'm looking for an aggressive fish that will eat smaller fish, like guppies, the would do well in a 10 gallon.
I've looked into freshwater puffer fish, but decided they weren't for me.
i would prefer a fish that isn't too messy and they don't have to be anything pretty.

I have feeder guppies that I bought from my little sister and I need a fish to eat what I cull.

Thanks for the help!

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-- are you serious? How about selling them to a store? Better yet - separate your males and females. Try being a little bit ethically responsible for the animals in your care? What's the point in saving feeder guppies - only to let them breed rampantly and then feed them to something else? Or do you not give a toss about their lives?

I think I'd better leave it there.

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Male Bettas are quite aggressive usually.
But why kill them? Guppies are quite cute. How about you throw in a swordtail or 2 female swordtails? They're peaceful and your tank will look nice
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Ever heard of a fish eat fish world?
Its called culling. I'm not just throwing them away. I'm giving a second life a chance to eat and thrive by giving them what I don't have room for.
I'm not feeding them all to the bigger fish, just what I don't have room for.
By culling my fish, i'm preventing disease from running through my tank and killing everything else. A crowded place isn't a happy place.

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Anyway, i'm not looking to add more fish, i'm looking to get rid of fish i haven't room for. I just want to know the name of an aggressive fish that's suitable for a 10 gallon.
I'm all for saving lives, but to save one you have to give one.

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You could just euthanize the culled fish yourself. A little clove oil will do the trick. Besides, most fish that will eat an adult guppy won't fit in a 10 gal aquarium. In fact, almost nothing that is fast enough to catch the little ones will live in a 10 gal. Most things that people typically feed guppies to live in 75+ gal aquariums.

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Alright. Thank you koimaiden! Thats all I needed to know!

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Just wanted to add, @Jamie: swordtails are not suitable for a ten gallon. They grow far too big.

Philip, I'd suggest selling them. People with large, aggressive fish will happily pay for disease-free feeder fish.

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Ok, thanks for the advice Bombalurina! I was thinking about putting both my feeders and some fancy guppies in a 10 gallon and place adds in the paper and such to try and sell them when they begin to populate the tanks more.

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I wouldn't put feeders and fancies together - you'll corrupt the fancy strain. Unless you have fancy males and feeder females, that would be ok. But don't mate a fancy female with a feeder male.

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