How Many Guppies In A 10 Gallon?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by A White Cloud Minnow, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. A White Cloud Minnow

    A White Cloud MinnowValued MemberMember

    Messages:
    157
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Northern USA
    Ratings:
    +65
    Experience:
    3 years
    Hey guys, I currently have a 10 gallon tank filled with solely guppies. I have quite a bit of them in there as they keep breeding, and would like to know how much is too much. Thank you for your help.
     
  2. AJE

    AJEFishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    4,494
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Guatemala
    Ratings:
    +2,875
    Experience:
    1 year
    If it were me, I would have three males
     
  3. OP
    OP
    A White Cloud Minnow

    A White Cloud MinnowValued MemberMember

    Messages:
    157
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Northern USA
    Ratings:
    +65
    Experience:
    3 years
    That’s what i started with, except for the fact that I got one male and 2 females. Is it a problem to have more than 3 if your tank is cycled and they are all healthy?
     
  4. Rtessy

    RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    7,089
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Ratings:
    +3,493
    Experience:
    4 years
    As long as nitrates don't go over 40 I'd say you're good. Technically you can over stock (not counting improper stocking, eg an Oscar in a 10 gallon) as much as you want, as long as you can keep parameters in check.
     
  5. jlscientist

    jlscientistValued MemberMember

    Messages:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +18
    have 6 guppies and 2 fry in my 10 gall0n. I planning to get more than 10 though. Overstock if you have enough bio filtration and you can keep up with the water changes.
     
  6. RainBetta

    RainBettaWell Known MemberMember

    Messages:
    1,583
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Colorado
    Ratings:
    +778
    Experience:
    5 to 10 years
    IMO I wouldn't go over 5 females because they are so large, or 6 males. Although you could go above, no my much, as long as you can keep up with all those fish. Are you getting rid of the fry? Are the adults eating them ever?
     
  7. BottomDweller

    BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    Messages:
    9,381
    Location:
    England
    Ratings:
    +5,930
    Experience:
    5 to 10 years
    I wouldn't have more than 5 adults. If you plan to keep both genders then I'd do a maximum of 1 male and 4 females.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    A White Cloud Minnow

    A White Cloud MinnowValued MemberMember

    Messages:
    157
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Northern USA
    Ratings:
    +65
    Experience:
    3 years
    Ok, thank you for the response.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    A White Cloud Minnow

    A White Cloud MinnowValued MemberMember

    Messages:
    157
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Northern USA
    Ratings:
    +65
    Experience:
    3 years
    Yeah, the adults are eating the fry but i feel so bad for them and end up saving at least one every drop. I’ve started to stop this, (although it’s hard for me) and just letting them live in the tank. I did have a fry that lived in the tank for 3 weeks without getting eaten. I also had a betta in there st one point and she helped a ton with the population control, but sadly she passed away recently.
     
Loading...