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Old 08-11-2012, 09:37 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by rupp3322
You could do 5 or 6 if youre on top of your parameters. If they get too big, trade them out! Its takes some time for fish to reach their full potential.
No offense, but that's a terrible mindset to have when stocking an aquarium. That is unless "trade them out" means put them in a larger aquarium you own. You wouldn't buy multiple puppies with the mindset that when they grow up you'll just trade them out

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I agree with some of the previous recommendations, technically a lot of people would say they need a 10g minimum since they are so active. However, I think 3 MALES would be fine in a 5.5 so long as you don't slack off on water changes. Live plants would make the Guppies feel safer, if one started to harass another they would have a place to seek refuge. Plants would also help to keep your water cleaner since Guppies have a hefty bioload for their size.

Note that I say only males as you wouldn't have to worry about fry and the possibility of a couple growing to adulthood. I've always kept males only and never had a problem aside from their showing off to each other.


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