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Old 05-21-2013, 04:26 PM   #1
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Guppies

I'm thinking of getting guppies in a 20 gallon if I don't feed them anything special will some survive on their own? I will have have fern anchored down hornwort float and maybe some water sprite or frog bit.
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That will work.. how many will you have to start? You can have up to 20 or more in a 20 gallon tank
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I will probably start with 2, male and most likely already pregnant female. A friend of mine has a 100+ ( not very sure ) gal. With oscars that he could feed any extra guppies, I plan on selling them to an LFS.
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You should always have more females than males or the males will harass her to death
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So what's the ratio? I'm guessing 3:1?
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3:1 is fine. You might be able to do even 2:1, if the males don't chase the females too much, but 3:1 is a good ratio to start with
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:09 PM   #7
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I'll start with that, thank you guys!
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:03 PM   #8
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It's good to start with a trio (3) so you don't overpopulated too much..unless you're looking to get the population up quickly.
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