10 gallon show tank

Stradius011
  • #1
I have a 10 gallon tank with 3 guppies and 3 cories. There are 2 males and 1 female. I used to have 4 females but now only 1 is alive. I had 2 blue-tailed female and 2 yellow-tailed females. One blue female died after she released her fry. Another blue got fat as if it was going pregnant and then died (there weren't any scales sticking out), and a yellow female died after releasing her fry. Planning to get a few more females. The 2 males are blue and orange. The orange male and blue male constantly fight. They are practically always fighting. If I add more females will they quarell with each other less? :-\
 

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atmmachine816
  • #2
Yes you should add at least 3 more females 5 would be best though what type of filteration do you have?
 

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Stradius011
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  • #3
I have a Tetra Whisper Power Filter. I am looking for good guppy females but can't find any...
 
Butterfly
  • #4
Yes the male guppys will contineously display and fight until you get more females in there. This is how they convince the female to let them breed with them.
I had the same problem with my females dieing after giving birth until I started feeding them veggie flakes. I had read that livebearers need more vitamin C to prevent disease so I thought I would try it, I was really surprised it worked as well as it did.
Carol
 
hopesmom
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hello! I was just wondering if your fry lived? also (this may be a dumb question) but what is a show tank?
thanks,
Denise
 
Stradius011
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  • #6
hello! I was just wondering if your fry lived? also (this may be a dumb question) but what is a  show  tank?
thanks,
Denise
Yes they lived. A show tank is a fully decorated aquarium. ;D
 

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hopesmom
  • #7
oh, thanks! I have show tanks and didn't even know it! hee hee!
I'm sorry about your mama fish, but congrats on the fry! maybe some of them are female? good luck,
Denise
 
Stradius011
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
There is a hobby fair at my school tomorrow and I'm doing it about aquariums.
 
hopesmom
  • #9
hi, just wondering, how was your hobby fair? do you keep other fish besides guppies?
denise
 
Stradius011
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
hi, just wondering, how was your hobby fair? do you keep other fish besides guppies?
denise
I got a lot of people interested in aquariums. I used to keep mollies and goldfishes too, but I only keep bettas, guppies, and corys now.
 

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hopesmom
  • #11
that's cool ! Hope you have a good holiday break!
denise
 
Stradius011
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
I'm planning to buy a stand and a new aquarium during the Thanksgiving slae. ;D
 
hopesmom
  • #13
Good luck hitting the sales...the tv news show people getting squished trying to get in the doors of some stores and malls...I'll wait a week or 2 before I venture out... meanwhile I'll just clean the tanks I've got, and dream of more fish!!
denise
 
Stradius011
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  • #14
I'm getting a 20 gallon in 1 month! Heh heh! More stuff to write in this blog. I'm getting those iron stands where you can put the 20 gallon aquarium on the top and the 10 gallon on the bottom. For the 10 gallon, I'm planning to get Fire-Bellied Toads thought I wants gerbils but my mom hates rodents.
 

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atmmachine816
  • #15
Sweet so how many tanks are you going to have. I'll make sure to read your journal.
 
Stradius011
  • Thread Starter
  • #16
Yes you should add at least 3 more females 5 would be best though what type of filteration do you have?
Sorry, I didn't read this! I have a in-tank tetra whisper power filter.
 
atmmachine816
  • #17
Well in that case you might be pushing it with that many fish with that filter though you can try it as long as you do say 30% water change and keep them up you should be fine.
 
Stradius011
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  • #18
I got 2 more females today! They are so beautiful!
 

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atmmachine816
  • #19
CONGRATS
 
Stradius011
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  • #20
Now they're pregnant. :
 
atmmachine816
  • #21
congrats again

atm
 

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