Ideas for hardy livebearers

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by guppygrl, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. guppygrl

    guppygrlValued MemberMember

    It's obvious that guppies aren't hardy.. and with all the deaths I'm going to stick with other fish.

    I have two swordtails... one female one male.. two Dalmatian Molly one male one female... one golden sailfin Molly and 6 of her 3 week old fry.

    The pairs don't seem to breed for me.

    Looking for options for hardy easy to breed livebearers. Why won't the ones I have mate?
     
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    guppygrl

    guppygrlValued MemberMember

    Guess I need to change my name on here ;)
     
  3. scotty b

    scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    you can try some type of Gambusia they are darn near bulletproof ime
     
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    guppygrl

    guppygrlValued MemberMember

    Are they big fish? I have to limit fish to medium to small. I have a 38 gallon hex.
     
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    guppygrl

    guppygrlValued MemberMember

    I just googled them... looks like colourless guppies. Im looking for fish with colours which is what I loved about guppies. They have such variety of colours.

    I appreciate the suggestion tho!
     
  6. scotty b

    scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    there are some nice colored ones ive seen orange and a dalmatian colored ones they even have Gambusia guppy hybrids
     
  7. oscarsbud

    oscarsbudWell Known MemberMember

    The platies are livebearers and they come in a variety of colors. I'm surprised your mollies and swordtails. Mine are like little rabbits and if it wasn't for the parrot fish, I would be overwhelmed. I am always looking for homes for the ones lucky enough to survive.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012
  8. aquatic

    aquaticValued MemberMember

    If you want some cool colored live bearers I would suggest platies. They have quite a variety, like the panda, bumblebee, red wags, blue wags, etc.
     
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    guppygrl

    guppygrlValued MemberMember

    I'll consider those... I have to wait a bit until I get the meds out of my tank by running a carbon filter to remove what I've added.

    Thanks :)
     
  10. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Have you tried dimming the lights and placing a speaker next to the tank with something smooth?
     
  11. Matt B

    Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    I'd recommend Barry White.
     
  12. SevenEro

    SevenEroValued MemberMember

    how about Endler's Livebearers? they're easy to keep and breed like mad!
     
  13. Cichlidnut

    CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    If you're looking to breed livebearers, you want 2-3 females per male. Not pairs.

    Endlers are great. Fun fish to have. If you can find a breeder, buy guppies there. Pet stores don't always have the best quality.

    If you can get anything that has wild blood, you'll also get something much stronger.
     
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    guppygrl

    guppygrlValued MemberMember

    What about Barry Manilow? Lol. Haven't tried it yet. Lol
    The last four guppies came from a local breeder so they were great quality.

    I'll look into the endlers... might have better luck with them.

    How long will it take to get meds out of a tank? Not sure how long I need to wait before replacing the fish?
     
  15. OP
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    guppygrl

    guppygrlValued MemberMember

    Maybe adding a couple more Dalmatian molly's and swordtails.
     
  16. Cichlidnut

    CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    You can add some fresh carbon to help remove medications.
     
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    guppygrl

    guppygrlValued MemberMember

    Ok for a few days?
     
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    guppygrl

    guppygrlValued MemberMember

    Silly question... what's the difference between guppies and endlers?
     
  19. Cichlidnut

    CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Endlers are from one location in Venezuela. They are smaller, more active and pretty much just cooler :) Guppies are Poecilia reticulata where as Endlers are Poecilia wengei.

    What do you want to know?
     
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    guppygrl

    guppygrlValued MemberMember

    So they look like guppies but they came from a different location. Wondering if I'd have luck with them. Hmmmmm.
     
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