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Old 04-01-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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I want to get a few guppies to put in my 29 gallon tank with Molly's and platies. But aren't they they type of fish that multiply like crazy? Any other idea to put in the tank?
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Yes guppies multiply like crazy, but you could always talk to your lfs and sell them to the lfs possibly. Otherwise, you could up your number of Molly's and Platies.

If you want something different, you could get some Cory Cats, dwarf gourami's (atleast 2), rummynose tetra's, or maybe a female betta. (Female is less aggressive).
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Thanks what are IFs?
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sorry! lol, Local Fish Store. Not like a petsmart or chain store but like a mom & pop store.
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O! Thanks! I called petland and they will take them. I hope they don't feed them to a fish.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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Yes guppies multiply like crazy, but you could always talk to your lfs and sell them to the lfs possibly. Otherwise, you could up your number of Molly's and Platies.

If you want something different, you could get some Cory Cats, dwarf gourami's (atleast 2), rummynose tetra's, or maybe a female betta. (Female is less aggressive).
Sorry for going off topic but I must disagree. Females are no where close being less aggressive, I see females even more aggressive. The only advantage is that you can get a sorority.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:30 PM   #7
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Ok sorry, I knew some of the fish that could be mixed but googled it for more ideas and one link said that... But thanks! Haha
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I want to get a few guppies to put in my 29 gallon tank with Molly's and platies. But aren't they they type of fish that multiply like crazy? Any other idea to put in the tank?
Just put male guppies in. They're prettier anyway (and don't grow as big)
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I have to thank about what I'm going to do. I might do the tetras
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:12 PM   #10
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I have both Mollies and Guppies in my tank, and I think you need to be careful-- a lot of Guppies I had was dying on me even though "perfect" water conditions, and it took me a long, long time to figure out, that it was because of Mollies. They're just eating/pooping machines, and they were basically eating the whole food before the poor Guppies could get to any. As soon as I started to pay a little more attention to make sure the Guppies are getting the food as well, everything is fine.
And I could also argue about which fishes "multiply" faster - Guppies or Mollies...
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Hmm ill probably skip the guppies.
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Ok I ended up getting 3 long finned red minor tetras. That's good right?
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:24 PM   #13
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I believe they're schooling fish so you should probably get 3 more
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I have 3. I don't think I want 3 more. There be fine. Hopefully
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I have 3. I don't think I want 3 more. There be fine. Hopefully
Not to burst you're bubble, but you need a minimum of 5. They are schooling fish, and anything less will stress them. The chances of death are higher and they will not thrive.
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Well they seem to be doing fine.
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Well they seem to be doing fine.
You can't judge you're fishes mind. Sooner or later, you'll see that they might become ill, maybe even aggressive or stressed.
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Nicki,
Fish can't count. I have only 4 Serpae Tetras and they are rosey red, fat and happy. They have been for six months now. I've had only three Julie Cory Cats that long too and they are fat and healthy also. Hmmm. Go figure! OS.
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Fish can't count. I have only 4 Serpae Tetras and they are rosey red, fat and happy. They have been for six months now. I've had only three Julie Cory Cats that long too and they are fat and healthy also. Hmmm. Go figure! OS.
No but a too small amount might result in a fail to school.
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My four Serpae's swim in perfect unison many times a day!\OS.
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