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Old 02-18-2013, 12:18 AM   #1
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I'm bored with my tank... HELP!

I have a tankful of guppies, with three Cories. It's ten gallons. I'm getting really bored of it but I don't have access to most nano fish. I love my cories, it's the guppies that bore me. No females have had fry recently at all and I have had NO male fry. I'm tired of a tank filled with fish that all look the same. I'm getting rid of most of the guppies tomorrow, I hope. I want to keep my two males, a group of young fry, and three females. My store won't accept anything under about an inch so once most of the fry(1/2 inch is the smallest one, most are close to 1 inch) grow out I will sell them to the LFS also. There is one fry I know I will be keeping. So that makes for probably 6-8 guppies, plus three Cories. I hope to be able to set up one of my 20s soon and stick all the fish in there until I move them to a 55.
But I need ideas! Please, un-bore me!
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It seems like your tank is full. You can get some cool inverts though. Have you considered shrimp?
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It seems like your tank is full. You can get some cool inverts though. Have you considered shrimp?
I am getting rid of most of my fish. I should have only 6 or so guppies that I keep long term along with the Cories.
I don't believe that 3 Cories and 6 guppies in a 10 is stocked fully since I do large weekly PWCs.
Plus I have tanks that I will be dividing the fish into soon that are larger.
I don't love inverts as I have a mystery snail already that is huge that I will be getting rid of.
I haven't had much luck with ghost shrimp and don't want RCS at the moment.
I'm looking into nerite snails- I want 3 for each of my tanks.
I know tetras are a bad idea, along with any other schooling fish.
I may get a few male guppies. I've got about twenty females and two males. Of course, in the end I will only have about four females.
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Trust me. You're full. The guppies alone are a full stock. Including the cories is pushing it. Have you considered experimenting with some different plants?
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As someone already said, even if you kept just the 6 guppies and 3 cory cats you'd be overstocked already. Most cory cats themselves get to big for a 10g and prefer to be in groups of 5-6. Just what you posted and using and Aquaclear20 you're at 128% stocking levels.
http://aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php?A...engthUnit=inch
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I am also very tired of my guppies. IMO they are very overrated
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I am also very tired of my guppies. IMO they are very overrated
Guppies are pretty cool for a first fish but most people get overwhelmed by all the babies. I have a pair of endlers that I breed for feeders and I still get giddy every time I see a new batch.
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Don't get me wrong, I love my guppies. But every single fry that has been born recently is a female and I want more color.
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Why don't you replace some females with males, then?
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Why don't you replace some females with males, then?
That's exactly what I stated I was going to do...
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