Guppies Or Nah? Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by brousecasey12, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. brousecasey12

    brousecasey12Well Known MemberMember

    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

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I would not keep guppies with serape tetras or angelfish
  3. OP

    brousecasey12Well Known MemberMember

    Here's my aquarium!
  4. TarlynNew MemberMember

    In my experience guppies and angelfish don't mix well. Then again I've never had much luck with guppies at all.
  5. OP

    brousecasey12Well Known MemberMember

    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. OnTheFlyWell Known MemberMember

    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. TarlynNew MemberMember

    A good way to see your stock level is here  . 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.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017

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