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Old 07-06-2013, 01:10 AM   #1
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Smile Hello from Texas!

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I am new to fish keeping, and have started breeding both guppies and zebra danios. I previously had a 1 gallon bowl and kept two betas, at different times, in there. Now I have upgraded to a 10 gallon (still small, I know) tank, and have 5 female guppies, 1 male guppy, 4 zebra danios, and 2 neon tetras (the rest died). I would love any advice you guys have for me. I can't wait to meet you guys (and girls (; )!
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Hey,
I am new to fish keeping, and have started breeding both guppies and zebra danios. I previously had a 1 gallon bowl and kept two betas, at different times, in there. Now I have upgraded to a 10 gallon (still small, I know) tank, and have 5 female guppies, 1 male guppy, 4 zebra danios, and 2 neon tetras (the rest died). I would love any advice you guys have for me. I can't wait to meet you guys (and girls (; )!
Hello, I'm from Texas too! What part are you from?
Good thing you got rid of the bowl, you need 2.5 gallons per betta
You are a little overstocked, I would keep the guppies and breed them, and add some pigmy cories, or get a 20 gallon long or more!
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Hello, I'm from Texas too! What part are you from?
Good thing you got rid of the bowl, you need 2.5 gallons per betta
You are a little overstocked, I would keep the guppies and breed them, and add some pigmy cories, or get a 20 gallon long or more!
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I'm from Austin, you? And yeah, our water wasn't right for bettas either :/. And yeah, I've close to given up on neons, they don't like our water. I'm letting them have a natural death. A 20 gallon sounds good, just as soon as I gather up some money.


Thanks for the response and welcome! I've actually done more research than you'd believe on these fish, but I do have one question: can I let a zebra breed in a breeder box short-term?
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Hey cool I'm from el(hell) paso

I wouldn't let the zebras in the box, they will get too stressed because of the short space and won't breed
Oh and make sure that it is a 20 long, not high, you have way more options in a 20 long
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I bought 5 neons, they died, then I bought. Seven, now I have one
I'm giving up on them too :/
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I bought 5 neons, they died, then I bought. Seven, now I have one
I'm giving up on them too :/
So sorry that you're going through the same thing. I have no idea why they just don't live.


And okay, thanks for the tip. Do you go to Aqua Dome, or PetSmart?
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I go petsmart, they are infested with neon tetra disease, that's why no more
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That's what I thought! No one here believed me... . Do neons tend to be more sensitive than other fish? Sorry for all the questions.
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Oh no that's ok ask all you want!

Yea, neons are sensitive little fish that require very good water conditions, and a very good acclimation process, not to say a good established tank
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Well, that would be why I can't keep them alive :/.

Okay, here's another one: I previously had another male, but Mizu (my current one) killed him. Is that normal behavior?
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What neon tetras?

Could be, but they are not normally aggressive
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Oh, no, guppies this time. Sorry! No, the neons are very shy.
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Hmmmmm, it is rare, I have kept three guppies in my tank all male, no problems, maybe that male is just mean
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That's what I assumed. Now he is the only male guppy with 5 females to himself. He seems happy, and the aggression hasn't continued. Should I remove any females who are about to give birth, though?
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Thanks and I will!
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Oh with the females that changes, I say 5 females per male to keep the aggression down
If you see a spot near the females back, and her stomach is very squared off, then yea, put her in the box
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Okay, thanks for the tips and info! I look forward to keeping and breeding these fish. Thanks again for all your help!
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