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Old 04-13-2012, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default All Male Fancy Guppy Tank?

I am cycling a new 37 gallon tank and am strongly considering stocking it with all male fantailed guppies. Does any one else have a set up with just male guppies?

Thanks in advance for any and all reponses...Bob in NE FLA
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Yes, I have a 29US gal with three male guppies, I didn't want any fry.

I started with one guppy, after the cycle completed, the added 2 more.

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Why only 3...a 29 gal tank should comfortably hold about 16 with good filtration.
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I have a 20 gals with around 35 male guppies
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I don't but there shouldnt be any issues with that at all.
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I have two 55s, one with males,the other mostly females. I try to keep the population to a reasonable level but sometimes a female can drop 5 or 6 broods from 1 day with a male so I am constantly checking the female tank for stray males.I keep about 30 or 40 each along with algea eaters, cories,Dojo's,plecos and assorted Tetras.
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Why only 3...a 29 gal tank should comfortably hold about 16 with good filtration.
The tank has not long finished the cycle and I didn't want to overload the biological filters by adding too many too soon

I'm slowly stocking the tank

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Yes people have luck stocking male guppies only. I didn't.
Somehow I ended up with the worst of luck trying to get 3 guppies to cohabit in a 7 gal tank - while it's a recommended stocking for that tank.
The reason I battled was that one of the fish was slightly more aggressive and wouldn't leave his tank-mates alone. He killed 4 from stress alone before I figured out what was wrong.
I'm not saying it can't be done or anything - just that sometimes our artificial environments reject our best intentions. Hopefully someone benefits from my misfortune.
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