Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Compatibility
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
View Poll Results: Which Livebearer For My Tank?
Guppies 4 66.67%
Platies 2 33.33%
Something else entirely 0 0%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-20-2011, 02:50 AM   #1 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Livebearers For a 10g

So far I have four very small Panda cories in there, with plans on getting another two. The cories will never get more than 1.75" and have a small bioload so no worries there. I may put one of my girls or one of my boys in there, but never more than one betta if I do put one in (so I wouldn't try to do a sorority or anything like that). I'd love some livebearers so I can get some fry but I'm torn between guppies and platies. I'm worried the platies might get too big but some people have had bad experiences with guppies. Opinions, advice anyone?
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 02:58 AM   #2 
bettaloverforever16
Member
 
bettaloverforever16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Minesota USA
I would say guppies :)
bettaloverforever16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 03:15 AM   #3 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Hehe, they're so pretty, aren't they? But I also like wagtail platies. Grr, too many choices!
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 04:03 AM   #4 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
Anyone know how often danios breed? And how easily?
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 06:37 AM   #5 
fightergirl2710
Member
 
fightergirl2710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mumbai, India
Danios aren't live bearers, I have no idea how they breed.. Livebearers just need food and they'll breed.. lol! I gave away the mollies because, tooo many babies! I have 25 babies now X(
fightergirl2710 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 07:51 AM   #6 
Pitluvs
Member
 
Pitluvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Ya, Danios are egg layers. And savages in the tank lol They do need more than 3-4 to keep them from pestering other fish. Mine are very territorial.

Personally, my favorite and easiest small group (in a 10gal) is my Swordtails. I just love love love them! I'm thinking of having my full 29g just for them! Platies and Mollies tend to be the same? Mine are so full of personality, such a calm fish. I have 4 females (2 red wags, 1 marigold, 1 orange) and a male (black with blue shimmer) and I adore them :)
Pitluvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 08:00 AM   #7 
fightergirl2710
Member
 
fightergirl2710's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mumbai, India
I think swordtails are a type of platy.. Platies are cute but personally, I'm never keeping live bearers again, unless its for turtle food, my tank went haywire with the babies! The mollies ate half their fry and I still have 25 left! Lol! They need some sex ed!
I like danios but I don't think I'd keep them with bettas.. They're total spazzes! I had some with my turtle, she grew up and ate all except one :(.. Tried getting it some friends but she just ate them again and I still have the same one left! Grr..
fightergirl2710 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 08:22 AM   #8 
Pitluvs
Member
 
Pitluvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
The Swords are my only live bearers, all the females are holding now. I'm just letting nature take it's course! The other fish will snack on them, I hope a few make it. But I'm not going to actually save the batch lol
Pitluvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 09:25 AM   #9 
Sakura8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
I knew danios weren't livebearers but I had heard they bred like crazy. But I also had heard they were super hyper so I wasn't sure. Mollies and swordtails both get too big. Hmmmmm. Hehe, I can't believe your mollies multiplied faster than Handsome could eat them, Fighter. And the poor lonely danio.

I was thinking if the livebearers produced too much I'd chuck the adults over the fence into the neighbor's koi pond. Just kidding, not really but I do know guppies are hardy and can live outdoors in cooler temps. I had planned to raise some on the patio this year but never got around to setting a tub up.
Sakura8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2011, 09:27 AM   #10 
Pitluvs
Member
 
Pitluvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
My swords are the same size as my danios O_o
Pitluvs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Livebearers? Lunatatice Betta Fish Compatibility 10 10-14-2010 07:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.