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Excessive guppy fry

Postby Lemonizer » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:13 pm

Hello folks, I'm in the process of setting up a community freshwater tank. I have too many guppy fry and I want to introduce a type of fish that will help keep them to a manageable level. I have: Guppies (about 10 adults mixed), Coreys 6 (2 bronze, 2 albino, 2 panda) and 2 redtail sharks, I would appreciate any advice as to which types to go for.
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Re: Excessive guppy fry

Postby englishmx » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:55 pm

Surprised the red tailed sharks arn't doing that for you already

I don't agree with 'adding fish to solve a problem' I am much more in favour of resolving the cause of the problem, remove the females, give them to a friend or your local fish shop :)
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Re: Excessive guppy fry

Postby Carolann » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:22 pm

A lot of the guppy fry I get are usually gobbled up by the Tetra's, at present out of the last batch there are 2 about 2wk old left .
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Re: Excessive guppy fry

Postby Carylnz » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:08 pm

You are going to have to rehome at least 1 red tail shark as these should be kept a single one to a tank. Eventually one will kill the other.
If you want to keep the guppy numbers down, rehome the females and only keep males.
Most fish will eat fry so many of the community fishes will keep the numbers down.
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