Guppies are a fin-nipping species, but they can live with certain fish breeds. They’ll do well with peaceful plecos, angelfish, mollies, corydoras, ram cichlids and platies. Their regrettable fin-nipping habit and their mild temperament make other fish types poor choices to include with guppies.
Will other fish eat baby guppies?
Guppies are live bearers. Their small offspring make a tasty meal for goldfish and even other adult guppies. To prevent small fry from being consumed by larger fish, you must provide the babies with places to hide until they are old enough to swim away from predator fish.
How do I protect baby guppies in my tank?
Place real or artificial plants in multiple places in the aquarium. Group 2 or 3 plants close together to form a safe hiding place for the baby guppies. They will attempt to hide in the plants so that the adult fish won’t eat them.
Will guppies breed with other fish in the tank?
Guppy males are so active, that they will often mate with other fish, even male platies. Often they don’t care, just want to reproduce. Unfortunately, form these breeding attempts, there will be no fry. Guppies can’t impregnate platy fish, so they will not produce any fry.
What fish will eat baby guppies?
In a bare tank, the guppies will eat their own fry. In a mostly bare tank, platies and danios will eat most of the fry the adults miss. In a heavily planted tank (or a dark tank), you will have 50 million guppies in 2 weeks.
Will baby fish survive in my tank?
It is possible to raise baby fish in your main tank, but generally, few will survive this. Larger fish will see them as tasty snacks and even vegetarian fish may be tempted. They can also suffer injuries from being chased and bullied.
How fast do baby guppies grow?
Generally speaking, you can count on a guppy being born at around ¼ inch in length and grow to around 2 inches in length at the most. It takes about 6 months for a baby guppy to grow from ¼ inch to 2 inches, so they grow at a rate of roughly 0.3 inches per month.
Can I leave Guppy fry in the tank?
You can leave them in the tank as advised above, but there is a chance of them surviving the adults. Mine will hide in the gravel until they are big enough to escape the hungry mouths. In my experiences the fry are able to out swim the filter when the mom has had a good batch of strong fry.
How many baby guppies will survive?
If you figure the general rule of thumb of 1 inch of fish per every gallon of water… that puts you at around 5-8 guppies.
Can baby guppies live without filter?
Since they produce little waste than other fish species, keeping a filter in the aquarium is entirely the owner’s choice. Guppies can survive without a filter, provided the quality of the water is maintained. A periodical water change should be done to prevent water from getting polluted.
What is the rarest Guppy?
Axelrod, acclaimed scientist and author of “Starting Your Tropical Aquarium,” a rare guppy lineage includes the bronze and blue strain, such as the Moscow purple or blue.
How often should guppies be fed?
Feed adult guppies once or twice a day. At least one meal should consist of live food. Unlike young fish, whose frequent meals support rapid development, adults function well with fewer meals.
Can a guppy breed with a Molly?
Is guppy and molly hybrid possible? Yes, it is possible under certain circumstances. If you have male and female guppies in the tank, and male and female mollies, it will be hard to cross-breed. However, if you have just one male guppy and two or three female mollies, this will be possible to cross-breed.
What fish will not eat baby guppies?
ottos don’t eat guppy fry, and I’m not sure about cories… you should also be safe with some small schooling tetras or danios such as blue danios or neon tetras.
Do baby angelfish eat guppies?
Angelfish can eat smaller Guppies
Angelfish can easily consume the smaller guppy fish. Once angelfish outgrows the adult guppies, they can consume them as well. Thus, the guppies are never safe when it comes to angelfish. If your guppies manage to breed, the fry will be eaten by the angelfish.
How many baby fish can a guppy have?
Guppy. Guppies are highly prolific livebearers giving birth to between five and 30 fry, though under extreme circumstances, she may give birth to only one or two or over 100. The gestation period of a guppy is typically 21–30 days, but can vary considerably.