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Old 06-07-2012, 11:30 PM   #21 
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Cherry barbs are a 20 gal fish. I'm sorry. Have you thought about looking around at second-hand stores for a larger tank like a 29 gal or 20 gal? It would really open your options for fish.

I think it's just the males that can be nippy. I've heard some users have serious problems with male guppies. I think the females might be a bit more docile. I don't know for certain as I've never kept guppies.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:51 AM   #22 
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Peppermint Bristlenose's eat algae, fairly pretty (pleco like but cute colouring) and they don't need more than one as far as i know. they do like driftwood though. They grow to roughly 10cm?
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:33 AM   #23 
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I know you said you weren't a fan of cories but you might not mind these guys, you mentioned animal themed
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...83&pcatid=1883
If I ever get a bigger fish tank I'll be getting some of these, they are fun to watch
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #24 
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I know you said you weren't a fan of cories but you might not mind these guys, you mentioned animal themed
Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Upside Down Catfish
If I ever get a bigger fish tank I'll be getting some of these, they are fun to watch
They are really neat, but they need a tank larger than 10 gallons. Not many fish can happily fit in a 10 gal tank. I still think female guppies or a small school of cories is best.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:46 PM   #25 
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I'm thinkin I'm gonna go with the female guppies. Thank you all for your help! :)

I'm going to get 4 and name them after Disney princesses haha. But I'm gonma wait a while to decide who will get what name :)
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:57 PM   #26 
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I keep a pair of guppies in my 29 gallon sorority tank for free fish food :D
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:11 PM   #27 
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Lmao, that's a good idea, but I don't think I'll be getting a male to make that possible :P
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:52 PM   #28 
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I've had a bad time with my male guppies and I wouldn't reccomend males with a betta. Females would be good, though as their fins are not as colourful.

One of my guppies died mysteriously. Another died of fish tuberculosis. Another I had to give back to the pet shop today as it was insanely aggressive (guppies being aggressive is almost unheard of, so don't worry). Another has recurring fin rot. And the last is normal. lol
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:29 PM   #29 
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Wow, you just have no end of guppy problems eh? :P Hopefully I get some healthy ones! Any tips on how to make sure they're healthy when I pick them?

& Just double checking: Females should be fine then? Even if they are fancy females?
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:14 PM   #30 
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Just make sure that they are active, their fins are not clamped up, no white spots, and they are not behaving abnormally (things like aggression).

You can tell it's a female if the small fin on it's belly area is the shape of a sea-shell, if it's in the shape of a sword, it's a male. And males are generally more colourful. ;)
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