Guppies Or Nah? Suggestions?

  1. brousecasey12

    brousecasey12 Well Known Member Member

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    So it's been almost a year with my tank and I've honestly done nothing but just let it run by itself and i love it! However, my fish don't give me that extra color I was hoping for and wanted just a little excitement. I've always wanted guppies and to breed them(not for sale but for food for my bigger fish) but don't know if they would work. Also, I don't want to screw up my beautiful tank. I'll leave my current stock below and add a picture later!
    Current stock:
    1x Bristlenosed Pleco
    2x Angelfish
    3x cherry barbs
    3x pearl gouramis
    5x red serpae tetra
    5x Indian arrow glass heads
    5x black neon tetras
    All in a 55 gallon with plenty of plantation!!!
    Thanks for the help!!!
     

  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

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    I would not keep guppies with serape tetras or angelfish
     

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    brousecasey12

    brousecasey12 Well Known Member Member

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    Here's my aquarium!
     
  4. Tarlyn

    Tarlyn Initiate Member

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    In my experience guppies and angelfish don't mix well. Then again I've never had much luck with guppies at all.
     
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    brousecasey12 Well Known Member Member

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    Overall, I'm basically wondering if my aquarium is 100% stocked, because if it isn't, then why not be fully loaded??? It's like buying a car. You don't want the car with just the AC, you want the car with Bluetooth, sunroof, leather seats, etc.
     
  6. OnTheFly

    OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

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    I don't think you are overstocked, (although I admit I don't know what an Indian Arrow Glasshead is). :) I'd probably skip the guppy plan unless you are looking for serpae food. Very few fry will get past them.
     
  7. Tarlyn

    Tarlyn Initiate Member

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    A good way to see your stock level is here aqadvisor.com. It isn't perfect, but it'll give you a pretty good estimate.

    EDIT: That calculator puts your current stock at about 120% stocking, I'd leave it as it is now.
     

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