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Guppys Glutton Or Actually Hungry

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Meganrae8148, Apr 24, 2019.

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Are guppys like gluttons or what

  1. guppys ate my shrimp everything n looking for more this is normal they're pigs

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  2. This isnt normal somethings wrong

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  1. Meganrae8148Valued MemberMember

    I got my 10 gal cycled officially got the guppys I wanted n some cherry shrimp. The guppys ate all the adorable little cherry shrimp I never had shrimp but they're so cute. Now I want to go buy a 5 gal tank for just cherry shrimp they're so adorable. Sadly the guppys ate them I dont see any at all there were 4. Then on top of this these guppys are weird they're always on the bottom eating at the sand n spitting it back out. I've had them 2 days now I feed them they all eat a lot.... then they spend the day eating the duckweeds and spitting them out wen they realize it's not food. They're always looking for food always trying to eat something eat like crazy wen I feed them ate the shrimp wth. Are all guppys about the food or is this a sign they're hungry still
     
  2. EpicozWell Known MemberMember

    Mine do that to I think it’s fine think about it their natural instinct is to look for food
     
  3. Meganrae8148Valued MemberMember

    I was like holy they done ate my shrimp n ramage through everything and they mate like crazy.... excited hungry pretty fish
     
  4. CocoCappuccinoValued MemberMember

    Oh yeah, I have guppies and they exhibit this exact behavior. I just wanted to add a second confirmation! :)
     
  5. JChiValued MemberMember

    Sorry yours ate your shrimp! I think the picking at the sand is normal behavior. Mine do that too. They are constantly picking at the plants, sand, algae, pretty much everything in the tank all day long! If they aren't doing this they are playing and chasing each other.
     
  6. ystroutWell Known MemberMember

    Were they adult shrimp?

    I have a tank with danios and a gourami who are much bigger than guppies (and a guppy) with cherry shrimp in there. The fish hunt the baby shrimp but leave the adults alone for the most part. Sometimes they'll get greedy and go after an adult shrimp but it will fight back and scratch the fish. After getting scratched up a couple times, they'll realize it's too much work and just eat the babies/juveniles.

    Normally RCS breed so fast you hope your fish do population control haha. I guess they need time to get started and your guppies gulped through the entire stock lol.
     
  7. Meganrae8148Valued MemberMember

    the were actually tiny but more expensive then the darn guppys 6$ a piece lol. I put them in the tank before the guppys watched them fell in love so active bright red and cute. Then I put the guppys in watch them they were active and trying to chase the shrimp thought maybe they're hungry fed them. Then watched more they kept trying to eat the duckweeds and plants. Next morning no shrimp at all nun in the filter or hiding in decor. Just the tree amigos swimming scavenging. This will be a species only tank unless the shrimp are larger then them lol.... I hope they do the population control also they sure took the population of shrimp out!
     
  8. Guppygirl88New MemberMember

    Guppies never ever get enough to eat-ironic-that they are also feeder fish put them on a strict schedule or you'll go broke -also no joke they will learn to tell time[ ]
     
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