Rehome Guppy Or Get More? Question

Discussion in 'Guppy' started by Buganjimo, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Buganjimo

    BuganjimoWell Known MemberMember

    So, I have a 20 gallon tank with the following stocking
    -1 bolivan ram
    -8 rummynose tetras
    -1 guppy

    The guppy in this tank was a long story, but basically he slipped into the bag and by the time I noticed it was kinda too late, and I’m kind of attached to him.
    But here’s my problem, the rummynose’s keep nipping at his tail so its all bitten, which I feel quite bad about, but he is also the one attempting to school with the tetras.

    My question is, would it be good to get a couple other guppies (maybe 2 females to distract him) so he’ll hang out with the other guppies and not the tetras or just rehome him?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question.
  2. Bearwithfish

    BearwithfishValued MemberMember

    Nwver a dumb question. You are able to keep him all g or get more if you want. Personally I love guppies so I say get more!!
  3. OP

    BuganjimoWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks for the reply! Do you think if I got more the tetras would stop biting their tails or just continue?
  4. Bearwithfish

    BearwithfishValued MemberMember

    They go after anything that waves so likely they will continue for a bit. Until the guppy learned to run or hide from time to time
  5. Rtessy

    RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Or you could set up a nice guppy tank ;)
    I've heard getting more tetras decreases aggression, but you already have a good number of them, but if you think it's worth a shot you can try it.
  6. OP

    BuganjimoWell Known MemberMember

    Aha, don’t tempt me with another tank lol ;) too many already... (says my gf, but I don’t think that’s possible)

    I might just put him in my qt for a while to heal his fins up and re introduce him after and see if they’re more well behaved.

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