A better way to stock a 44 gallon tank. I want guppies and I want alot of them. Recently I've failed in that attempt from buying 6 fancy guppies from wal-mart and putting them in my QT 2.5 Gallon. Doing PWC
daily or every other day and they still died. Yesterday my Bulb on my 44 gallon went crazy as in flickering which I pulled a replacement bulb from a 10 gallon hood that wasn't being used at the moment. Now I just noticed that 2 or 3 guppies from that tank disappeared and I'm wondering if the dying bulb cause them to die too.
I did a parameter test, which came back normal
I have about a dozen guppies in the tank; mostly juveniles and males.
I have a few females in there but I can't seem to get them to breed. I think its because of the temp which hangs around 74-78.
The water does smell a bit funny which can only means I have a build up of anaerobic pockets. Which I plan on doing my OVERDUED Grav Vac.
I do one every 6 months.
SO after I do that and make sure the tank is stable again.
I want a better way to stock it.
I was thinking that I would try to find a breeder to buy from locally.
One it would reduce the stress of the fishes which would reduce the chances for dieases/infection from poping up. Two I know where they've been and where they came from. Three: I don't have to worry of it being diseased or infected from the store anymore.
What do ya think??
Also I hope to drop them in to my 44 gallon skipping the QT process.
But I can't seem to find a breeder in the florida area.
Google and Ask.com fails to help me.