Can I Add A Couple Guppies To This Tank?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by ornithurae, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. ornithuraeValued MemberMember

    I have a school of runny nose tetras, two or three platies (depending on if I keep one of the babies and don't rehome it), And a school of salt and pepper cories
    The tank is I would say moderately planted and I change the water every 1-2 weeks

    Can I add a couple guppies (making sure they don't breed) and if so how many?

    PS the little red guys are baby platies which I will be rehoming soon 1529608776135.jpg
  2. NoLookPassNew MemberMember

    Tank size would help, but it looks like a 20 long?
  3. ornithuraeValued MemberMember

    Oh yeah sorry
    You're correct
  4. NoLookPassNew MemberMember

    You could probably add 2-3 male guppies, as long as your filtration is where it needs to be. Are you doing anything to prevent the breeding of the platies? or do you plan to keep rehoming them?
  5. ornithuraeValued MemberMember

    The platies are both female, I just happened to buy one that was already pregnant. It gave birth in January and hasn't given birth again since so I don't think I will have any problems with them

    Also I have an aqueon quietflow (I forget what number but I know it is suited for 20 gallons) as well as a sponge filter
  6. NoLookPassNew MemberMember

    Looks like a Quietflow 10 and the sponge looks to be a good size. I think your in good shape. Livebearers can hold sperm up to 6 months but if you haven't seen any since then you should be in the clear. My only complaint would be your Rummynose could probably use some more swimming room but I think they are fine.
  7. ornithuraeValued MemberMember

    Yeah this was my first fish tank without just Betta fish so some of the stocking might not be the best but in the time I've had them I haven't had issues fortunately. At least I know for next time I stock a community though


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice