Guppy

The guppy is a live-bearer, and is also known as the millionfish. With its selectively bred bright colors and fancy,large fins, the guppy appeals to many people and is a popular pick as a pet for the community fish tank. Int his category, there are questions relating to guppy care, guppy varieties, etc.

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Guppy

Can you put guppies neon tetras glowfish mollies and platies together?

Yes you can they are all what is known as community fish. The thing is you don't want a bunch of the if you have a small tank.

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Do wolverines lay eggs or have live birth?

The wolverine is a fur-bearing mammal, it has live births.

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Can you keep tiger barbs and guppies together?

I wouldnt. Tiger barbs are notorious fin nippers and may nip the little guppy's long fins.

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How long can guppies live without food?

That depends on the condition they are in before they are starved. A well fed guppy in good condition will last a least week at around 73F. The warmer the water the faster the metabolism and the shorter the survival time.

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Do you feed guppies once a day or twice a day?

The bare minimum is once a week, so it really depends on how much you feed them each serving. Just remember to keep their water clean by changing about 25% of the water once a week.
Try it and you will have healthy vibrant guppies swimming all over your tank!
By using a fish food such as TetraColor, you can also enhance the color of your guppy fish.

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When do baby guppies eat adult fish food?

From birth. All you need to do is grind up normal livebearer food to a size small enough for the fry to eat. As the fry get bigger so the food they eat can increase in size too.

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Betta and Siamese Fighting Fish
Guppy

What kind of fish can you keep in a fish bowl?

You can put any fish that will fit into a bowl inside of one, but keeping is another matter. Much as it's potentially possible to keep a dog alive for a while inside of a closet, don't expect the health of the dog in the closet or the fish in the bowl to remain anywhere near optimal. Besides, fish have interesting behaviors you simply will not see in a bowl.

That said, some species of betta will survive for a few years in a bowl as long as you are willing to do a lot of extra water changes. This includes the most common species, Betta splendens, which you often find sold in cups. As with any other fish, however, they do better in larger tanks with full filtration systems.

Some might suggest the goldfish, but understand that even the shorter-bodied goldfish can grow to near a foot long if kept correctly, though it surely never will if kept in a bowl. Keeping goldfish in bowls comes from a misunderstood antiquated practice by the Chinese, who first bred goldfish. They kept goldfish in ponds normally, as is best for that species, and would occasionally put one or two in a bowl and place it on a dinner table as a form of decoration, to be put back out in the pond once dinner was finished.

A better suggestion for your fish bowl would be to try making a small terrarium out of it; with a little soil and some interesting plants, you can create and maintain a beautiful little micro-environment you can enjoy nearly anywhere in your home.

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It depends on the size of the bowl, but in a standard sized fish bowl you can keep toy fish, a can of tuna, gold fish crackers almost indefinitely.

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Can a female guppy mate with more than one male?

Yes they can and do. One lot of youngsters can have several different fathers.

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Are guppies and tadpoles the same?

Yes

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Why do guppies eat other guppy tails?

because they are playing around yum.

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Is it ok to have guppies in a fish bowl or lockers at school?

Generally it's not. I guess the off chance of having a guppy survive their full life span in a bowl is uncommon. They need heat, around 25 degrees Celsius to stay happy, because in the wild they live in warm water. But the majority of aquariums are kept at 25-26 degrees Celsius or about 75-82 degrees Fahrenheit.

Keeping fish in those jars is as horrible as keeping a dog in a tiny cage! Do not trust pet shop owners when they say "It's fine to keep them like that". They just want to make money. Fish can live in those bowls for a long time, but they'll just suffer.

If you want to keep a fish in a small bowl the only practical choice (that is not animal cruelty) is a Betta or Siamese fighting fish. One male can be kept in 1/2 gallon, ABSOLUTE MINIMUM. 1-2 gallons is preferable. This is NOT suitable for a school locker as Betta's require light and heating to survive. Also, when you keep a fish in such a small amount of water you will need to change all of it every week, or the fish will die. Do not keep him in a bare jar, provide some gravel and plants so he is not bored or he will chew his fins off.

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Are guppies territorial?

Guppies are not territorial I know so as I breed only guppies.

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Does gil like molly on bubble guppies?

Of course he does. And Molly likes him back.

Aaron5015's Answer: Although this is true BUT its probably not possible that this would be happening

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Do black mollies get along with guppies?

i have a guppy and two black mollies in the same tank,and they get along perfectly fine so far.but sometimes,you get the occasional aggressive molly and it might attack your guppy. you should also ask your local pet store to see which fish can get along and which can't.

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What is should you do if your fish are nibbling each others fins?

watch for stress; find out if they are "schooling" fish; possibly separate them, or get a larger tank

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Goldfish
Guppy

Can you put a baby goldfish in the same tank as a big goldfish?

Unless the baby goldfish is fry size which means it cannot eat regular sized food as of yet (flakes or pellets) then yes, you can put small goldfish with large goldfish.

While they may not necessarily eat the baby, there could be a concern with fin nipping, but as long as the smaller fish have a place to hide and feel safe, there shouldn't be an issue.

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Do mother Guppies eat their babies?

Yes. They will, which is why you should immediately move the mother away from the babies. (If you were using a breeding net, just take her out of the net) If you feed them well, but not overfeeding, they might not, but they usually do. So be careful if you let your fry (babies) roam the tank freely with the adults.
Yes, guppies, as well as other tropical fish, are known to eat their young. Both the males and the females will eat the young. It is highly recommended that you put a female guppy in a fish breeder before she gives birth to prevent such cannibalism from either parent. If the parents cannot be separated immediately after the young are born, the next best option is to provide plenty of plants for the young to hide in.

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How do guppies interact with other fishes?

The guppy should be kept in groups of more females than males and is compatible with the Beckford Pencilfish, Black Phantom Tetra, Cardinal Tetra, Corydoras Catfish, Croaking Gourami, Dwarf Neon Rainbow, Endlers Livebearer, Gardneri Killifish, Glass Catfish, Glass Fish, Glowlight Tetra, Harlequin Rasbora, Honey Gourami, Kuhli Loach, Neon Tetra, Pleco (Common), Pristella Tetra, Red Phantom Tetra, Sparkling Gourami, White Cloud, (most tropical fish that are the same size or smaller)

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Can you keep neon tetras with coldwater fish?

no

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Do Dalmatian mollies get along with guppies?

This is a risk because any fish that can fit its mouth around another fish will try and eat that fish, so be careful. But for the most part, yes, Dalmatian mollies will get along with guppies.

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How do you breed guppies?

If you have a male and a female they will breed when they are old enough. Since they have live babies you must have some type of very thick grass for the babies to hide in so they won't be eatten. You also could use the net containers that hang inside the aquarium. If you do that, put the female in after she gets the large dark spot on her belly and be sure to take her out after the babies come or she will eat them. They are hard to see. Very small spots will be all there is to see at first so watch her belly and look closely.

The male and female will breed, Even if you do not want them to. Usally when you buy a female guppy from the pet store thouh, she is all ready going to have babies soon. Just be sure to put lots of plants, for the babies to hide in, If you don't have a nursery tank. When the female looks ready to blow, and you have choose to have a nursery tank set up, put her in there. When she has them all, take her out. And voila, baby fish.

Guppies will breed on their own, but guppy fry are considered a tasty treat for the rest of the fish in your aquarium. If you watch your female carefully you will be able to tell when she is about to deliver... I find that breeding traps work best because after the babies are delivered, I like to move them to their own smaller tank until they are large enough to return to the community tank. You can buy a breeding trap for as low as five dollars at a pet store ore sometimes even Wal-mart.

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Why would the female guppies keep dying after giving birth?

Dying can be caused by a few different things. Young guppies that are impregnated early (before they are close to full grown) often die due to the stress of birth. Guppy males will start trying to mate the female fry (young fish) as early as about 4 weeks of age. The second reason is also due to stress, but stress caused by males in the tank, constantly chasing/trying to mate with the females. It's recommended to have at least 3 females per 1 male in a tank as a distraction, allowing the female to get some much needed rest. It's also a good idea to separate the female after birth for a few days from the males in the tank, so that they can recover from birth.

Also, female guppies get exhausted easily from having fry, if you have males in the tank with them right after having fry it doesn't give them a chance to recover. They need quiet and brine shrimp for iron after having fry, some people put a small amount of Epsom salts in the tank also this seems to help. A teaspoon to ten gallons of water is right, or a pinch to a gallon of water.

Also, water parameters may be off with ammonia or nitrite too high. The babies will be more sensitive.

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Will your guppy fish recover from injury bend in body?

If a fishes spine is deformed or broken the fish will not do well and IMO should be euthanased.

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Will goldfish eat guppies in a 5 gallon tank?

Goldfish cannot live properly in a 5 gallon tank. Goldfish need 20 gallons for the first fish, and 10 gallons per additional fish after.
It's not simply about their size potential, which is big, but the fact that they produce a lot of waste.

Guppies and goldfish are not compatible as they have different water needs.

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Should you separate a female guppy after she gave birth to 2 guppies and how long should you keep her with them?

Livebearing fish (including guppies, mollies, platies and swordtails) are notorious for eating their young, sometimes as they are being born. If it is possible to separate the mother into another tank immediately after birth of the young, it should be done.

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