guppys 20 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Pond Fish' started by lil0618, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. lil0618

    lil0618 Valued Member Member

    ive read about them for a while and they seem to stay very small info?
     
  2. s

    shellbell4ever Well Known Member Member

    Most get to about 2 inches But I have seen bigger :) They are beautiful Fish But if you want to keep both sexes make sure you have more females than males 3-1 otherwise the Males will harass the females to death :(
     
  3. Furallicah

    Furallicah Well Known Member Member

    The above info is good. I've only seen guppys around 2 inches myself. They like to be in groups of at least 5. And the male to female ratio is good to do. Most LFS carry the males and females in sepreate tanks anyways.
     




  4. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    They're small, but like a good amount of swim space. At least mine do. :)
     
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    lil0618

    lil0618 Valued Member Member

    thanks ill try them
     
  6. c

    crystalized New Member Member

    and they make lots of babies really fast
     
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    lil0618

    lil0618 Valued Member Member

    ojah im getting a g5GAL GUPPY POND ALLELUYA:):):)
     
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    lil0618

    lil0618 Valued Member Member

    Guppy Pond

    :;f:;fb:;fg:;fr:;fr:;fg:;fb:;fi am setting up a guppy pond how many guppys should i get
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2010
  9. Prince Powder

    Prince Powder Well Known Member Member

    Even though guppies stay pretty small, I would still recommend more than a 5 gallon tank for them. They do love their swim space. The females will need enough room to get away from the males when they're "not in the mood" and the males will need space to keep away from each other. A 10 gallon is the smallest I would go and with that I'd only get a few. Keep in mind, if you have males and females you WILL wind up with babies. LOTS of babies. Even if you went with all females you may still wind up with babies as it is not at all uncommon to purchase females already pregnant from the stores. Plus, if I recall correctly, females can hold sperm for up to a month so even if they're not pregnant to begin with they can still wind up pregnant down the road. All males is generally not recommended since they will generally harass and nip at each other.

    Here's our profile for guppies, as you can see a 10 gallon or larger is recommended for them.

    https://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-Guppy.htm
     
  10. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Prince Pwoder is right, and guppies can actually store sperm for up to 8 months I've read! :eek:
     
  11. p

    potatos Valued Member Member

    how big is it?
     
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    lil0618

    lil0618 Valued Member Member

    30 Gallons sorry wrong title
     
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    lil0618

    lil0618 Valued Member Member

    platy ben i measured and its 30 gallons
     
  14. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    I don't think guppies are schooling/shoaling fish... I didn't think any of the livebearers were.
     
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    lil0618

    lil0618 Valued Member Member

    i measured again and its only 7GAL.: but its still a guppy pond:);scuba
     
  16. OP
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    lil0618

    lil0618 Valued Member Member

    no 7 gallons:;smack:(
     
  17. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    In 7 gallons, I would say zero guppies - they need more space than that...


    by the way, did you aleady talk about this in another thread? I thought I remembered something about a guppy pond?
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2010
  18. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    Curious about a guppy pond - is this heated and indoors, or something outside? Just curious, because if it is outside, how do you regulate the temperature?
     
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    lil0618

    lil0618 Valued Member Member

    its outside but i have a heater for it
     
  20. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    I just don't see, even with a heater, how you can keep temps regulated in an outdoor pond with that little water volume. :;dk

    Here's the guppy profile that recommends 10 gallons minimum:
    https://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-Guppy.htm
     




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