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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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How many guppies in a 3 gallon?

Hello guppy lovers. I know nothing about guppies and I am helping the neighbor girl set up a 3 gallon tank. (Bless her heart, she bought it with her own money after her autolinking image fish died). The tank will be cycled soon and she wants to know if a 3 gallon tank can fit 3 male guppies.

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Re: How many guppies in a 3 gallon?

Sounds good to me. Guppies dont eat a lot and are skinny and small so maybe she can even push 4, 5, or 6.

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Re: How many guppies in a 3 gallon?

Actually I wouldn't put more than a couple. A 3 gal tank wouldn't be stable enough to add very many. Why not make a shrimp tank or get another autolinking image?

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