Guppy In Community Tank

  1. seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    Hello,
    I have a 20 gallon with a molly and two platies (both female)
    I would like to add two fancy guppies to the tank however the ones at the local pet store are all male except two which are not very attractive in color and dont seem to be doing well (I am guessing because they are in a tank with 6-8 males) but will the male guppies do well with 3 female fish in the tank or will they breed?
    Thanks
     
  2. Mcasella

    Mcasella Fishlore VIP Member

    Guppies will attempt to breed with everything, they can actually create offspring with molly.
     
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    They may end up harassing the females too much, too.
     
  4. endlercollector

    endlercollector Fishlore VIP Member

    Problem is that male guppies will hybridize with the molly if it's female. If it's a male, then go for it. The male guppies may think that the (male) molly is the giant girl of their dreams and chase him about, but it'll survive ;) They may also chase the platies about, but that's normal and healthy behavior.
     
  5. OP
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    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    So overall its not a good idea and I should wait until they get a new shipment of females?
    Thanks again guys
     
  6. Mcasella

    Mcasella Fishlore VIP Member

    I would wait to get females that way the otehr fish don't become annoyed by the mating behavior.
     
  7. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFan Well Known Member Member

    Very true
     
  8. OP
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    seth rodgers

    seth rodgers Valued Member Member

    Thanks appreciate it