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Old 11-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #1 
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what is the smallest guppy? (that's not expensive, only like two bucks or less)

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So, I recently got a tiny tank that is 7 by 3.5 centimeters. I was wondering if there were any fish or guppies that could live alone in there, with plenty of room to swim in there, because i have a little bit of cash to spend. XD
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:34 PM   #2 
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that's smaller than a seller cup for a betta. you'd be hard-pressed keeping a couple brine shrimp happy in that, let alone a fish of any kind.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #3 
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No fish can live in that. I suggest you get a bigger tank.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:21 PM   #4 
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The thing is, most really tiny fish are also fast swimmers and need a lot of space to be happy. That and many small species fish are shoal/schooling fish and need buddies of their kind.
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+1. Couldn't have said it better myself
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:05 PM   #6 
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well there's a fish store here that sells really tiny fish.... just thought of that... and i MEAN tiny. Thanks guys ;) oh, and the brine shrimp, could they go in there or not? what about a tiny tiny guppy?
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:36 PM   #7 
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Hi All,
So, I recently got a tiny tank that is 7 by 3.5 centimeters. I was wondering if there were any fish or guppies that could live alone in there, with plenty of room to swim in there, because i have a little bit of cash to spend. XD
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By chance, did you mean inches? Even 7 x 3.5 inches would be small, but 7 x 3.5 centimeters is tiny. 7 x 3.5 centimeters is smaller than a business card.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:03 PM   #8 
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+1. Couldn't have said it better myself
Thank you :)
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:32 PM   #9 
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Wild type males are small but that tank is too small for them they are very active. I am activily culling wild from my stock but they are being adopted out. When I took a few guppies there they all got adopted out in a few mins. They have reflective colors.
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That tiny of a tank doesn't have enough surface area to provide the oxygen needed to keep even a single small guppy healthy (if it is indeed centimeters and not inches). The ammonia would also build up extremely quickly (especially since stressed fish=higher ammonia output). You'd need to change it once an hour in order to keep up with it.
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