I've searched the web and can't find any sound information about keeping fancy guppies (even on tropicalfishkeeping.com) I figured there must be a knowledgeable aquarist here that could answer a few questions for me :)
I had two bettas in a 20 long, one recently passed. I don't want to get another betta at this time, my two got along perfectly as neighbors, but I have had bettas that were not good neighbors, and were stressed all the time. I don't want to deal with that again so I'm considering putting different fish in the other half. Also I've never kept any other fish, so I'm interested to branch out
I really like fancy guppies, they are like mini bettas almost, very cute. Here's my questions:
1. Can I keep a group of males together like they do in the pet store? How many in a 10 gallon? ( I do NOT want a bunch of baby guppies)
2. Will they nip at my mystery snail? (he is huge, golf ball sized)
3. What do they like décor wise? I currently have plants/hiding spaces for my betta setup, but have read just plants for them?
4.Can I feed them the same food as my bettas?
5. I have read varying things about what they like for water parameters. My PH is a bit high, my bettas have always been fine so I never messed with it, but I am reading they don't like high PH?