While guppies do not bother other fish, selecting appropriate species to share their tank involves choosing types that don't bother them, such as small cichlids. Although larger cichlids are sometimes aggressive, rams and kribs are available in several colors and generally do not bother other fish in the tank.Know More
Plecocostumus and otocinclus fish are two other good choices. While pet stores often sell them as algae eaters to keep the tank clean, they do not eliminate the need to maintain an aquarium. When they are sharing the tank with guppies, smaller pleco and ottos are the better option, as larger plecos are sometimes territorial and aggressive.
Corydoras catfish make a good match for guppies. Their native habitat is the Amazon drainage. They are bottom-dwelling fish and are available in many colors. Corys are peaceful and don't harm other fish in the tank.
Guppies are schooling fish and should have companion guppies in the tank. In the wild, they live in large groups for protection. Owners should ensure there are three to six guppies in the tank at all times.
Freshwater angelfish eat guppies and are not an appropriate choice. Tiger barbs attack the flowing guppy fins, unless the tiger barbs are in a large school, which seems to mitigate their aggressive nature.Learn more about Fish
Fish tanks become cloudy when there is an abundance of new microscopic life such as bacteria, micrometazoans and protozoans, which can be churned up by moving rocks or decorations in the tank. New aquarium owners often mess with the environment too much and never let the water settle on its own, creating an ongoing cloudy aquarium problem.Full Answer >
A female guppy's pregnancy usually lasts four to six weeks. A female guppy that is getting ready to give birth usually appears fat and has a dark spot on her abdomen that grows larger as her pregnancy progresses.Full Answer >
Clearance fish tank accessories are available online at Fish.com, Dr.FostersSmith.com and MarineDepot.com. Fish.com offers pumps, aquarium kits and bowls and a variety of feeders, additives and accessories arranged by price, relevancy and top sellers. It also has a customer care service center where buyers can receive additional information before purchasing.Full Answer >
A good general guideline is to stock 1 inch of fish per gallon of water, so a 10-gallon tank could hold a combination like ten 1-inch fish or five 2-inch fish. It is the adult size of the fish that matters; many fish in the store are not fully grown.Full Answer >