How Many Females?

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by Kyleena696, Apr 11, 2018.


How many female guppies for three males?

  1. One is fine

  2. 2:1 ratio (6)

  3. More than six

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  1. Kyleena696Valued MemberMember

    Hey guys,

    So, I have a friend with a 20 gallon long tank with three male guppies (and a school of 10x harlequin rasboras and a 7 khuli loaches). She's interested in having some fry, but not heavily invested in helping them survive the other fish. However, she only wants to get one female and I'm not sure if this is wise.

    Would three male guppies harass a single female too much? Or would it be okay?
  2. CloudTheFluffyValued MemberMember

    3 males would more than likely stress only one female to death and they would all start fighting each other. A 2:1 ratio would be okay
    but she would definitely be swamped by fry even if they weren’t helped in any way.
    A better option was to pick her favourite male and rehome the other two and get two females so she would have some room for fry.
  3. puffer boiWell Known MemberMember

    2 females to every male
  4. Hunter1Well Known MemberMember

    Minimum, I have a 4 to 1 ratio in my community and although I constantly have fry, the guppies are very peaceful.

    But your friends tank is fully stocked.
  5. Kyleena696Valued MemberMember

    I figured they would stress her to death, just wanted some second opinions before giving her a concrete answer.
    Why do you say it's fully stocked?

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