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Old 08-09-2014, 04:06 AM   #1
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Petco....

On my closet floor is my first aquarium (empty) that is 2 1/2 gallons. When I saw it, I remembered my first time getting fish, which was 5 years ago. I asked the Petco employee what I can put in that tank, and his answer still makes me laugh today. "2 goldfish would be ok, and maybe a small plecostomous, but that might be pushing it". Once my 8 year old mind had made itself up, I ended up cramming 3 male guppies in that tank, which didn't end well. That was the first and last time I went to Petco for fish, and just goes to show the lack of knowledge and understanding from their "Fish Care Specialists".
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:29 AM   #2
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Some of them are okay though XD It is a nice store for hardware however.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:50 AM   #3
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Yeah true
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I have to say the petco we go to really knows there stuff and are great to talk to and are all really great with all there animals.


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Mine are nice people, their advice can be a bit shakey, but they really take good care of their live stock. The manager however, knows her stuff. She even feeds the RCC Anacharis.
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HA I even had my good LFS sell me 4 male guppies for my 29, still didn't turn out well.

I can't believe how many people in fish keeping have no idea whats going on.
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why did 4 male guppies in a 29 not turn out good , I have had more than that is a smaller tank
its best to do your own research but find a good lfs and most of the info will be ok
and 4 guppies will do alot better in a 2 1/2 gal tank than 2 goldfish
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why did 4 male guppies in a 29 not turn out good , I have had more than that is a smaller tank
its best to do your own research but find a good lfs and most of the info will be ok
and 4 guppies will do a lot better in a 2 1/2 gal tank than 2 goldfish
No females they all just killed each other
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4 males in a 29 might be ok, it depends how hungry for territory the males are. But thats where you have a 2:1 female to male ratio to keep them busy. However in my 26 bowfront I had a few baby guppies (about 15) and the majority are males. The f/m ratio is like 1.5 and I havent seen any problems yet. If it gets out of hamd, I can always go pick up mpre females for like $1.50 a peice.
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But as I said how it depends on the fish, I had 4 males and 2 females about 3 years ago in my 29 gallon. The first 3 males were fine and all got along, but the fourth was a sort of the dominant male of guppy land or something and he tried to kill all my other males and sometimes females. Kind of makes no sense, after all he just came from a 10 gallon packed with 30+ male guppies. He was biting peices of my other guppies' fins off so i had to seperate him. At that time I had no breeder net so I took the rather large fish net that came with the tank and taped it down and trapped him so he had like a 5"x5" swimming space until the next day when I returned him. I've had some nuts guppies, but that guy was like whole new level nuts.
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