Guppies, how many and keeping sexes separate

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Guppies, how many and keeping sexes separate

Postby Davy Jones » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:21 pm

Hey guys, I have recently rescued a tank full of guppies from a chap that had lost interest. They have been breeding like mad and the tank is highly over stocked so i'm trying to rehome some in my other tanks before the situation gets any worse! I have put six males in my 125l community tank and another six males in my 60l tank and another couple of males in my daughters 30l tank (only inhabitants so far)
How many males can be kept together in the 60l tank? As of yet the tank only has the six previously mentioned guppies. I dont want any females in there as I have no interest in breeding them in any other tanks, they are doing that enough already! Also, is it ok for the fish to be kept in a male only tank?

Thanks if you can help,

D.J
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Re: Guppies, how many and keeping sexes separate

Postby Carylnz » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:23 am

Guppies are often kept in male only tanks. You could easily get 24 in a 60L (assuming that is a 2ft x 1 x 1)
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Re: Guppies, how many and keeping sexes separate

Postby Davy Jones » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:24 pm

Thats better than I expected, and yes it is 2ft x 1 x 1.

Thanks again :wink:
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Re: Guppies, how many and keeping sexes separate

Postby Carylnz » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:49 am

You must realise that a lot also depends on your filtration and tank maintenance. :wink:
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