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Old 11-14-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: THEN: Paso Robles, Ca * NOW: Albuquerque, NM
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We have a 50 gal tank with about 30 guppies and a ton of spiral snails. There are also two 4-5" Placos. We'd like to get 1-2 bigger, colorful fish that won't eat the guppies, snails, or Placos. It *is* okay if they eat the guppy babies.

Any suggestions?

Thanks so much.
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Old 11-14-2008, 05:18 PM
 
Location: On the East Coast
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Hubby is into fish and suggests you get a couple of Danos or some mollies or possibly swordtails. As for the baby guppies please put them in a breeding hatcher. We use to have guppies, mollies, danos, and swordtails together but now we have a 45 gallon tank stocked with african ciclids. Hubby wanted to buy a 90 gallon tank but lost a good paying job so it will have to wait.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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Swordtails be good I have hard time raising them though. Guppies multiply fast. I have fantails and pet store buys back alot of males but the better color to them easier to sell.
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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How about some tetra? Especially the neon tetra. They don't get big at all, but do add alot of color. Black skirt tetra would be good. I also agree with the mollies and swordtails. They come in some nice bright colors.

A good rule of thumb for how many fish to put in your tank, 1 inch of fish per gallon of water. So you could have 50 1 inch fish in your tank or 25 2 inch fish.
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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The only bigger fish that I am sure is compatible with your guppies are the Honey Gourami. I know people keep swordtails and mollies with them and are fine, but I personally would be afraid that they would harm the guppies. If you wanted to add some interest to the tank maybe you could consider the African dwarf frogs? They are very amusing. Good luck!
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:36 AM
 
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We have a community tank that consists of fancy guppies, neon tetras, blue tetras, swordtails, mickey mouse platys, danios, two kissing gourami, algae eater and pleco. I love the drawf frogs, but ours died and was always hiding. We'd like to add a couple dwarf gourami.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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That's suppose to be "dwarf" frogs.

I forgot we also have a red tailed shark.
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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My mom has guppies, mollies, tetras, 1 beta and a couple of those funky looking bubble eyed goldfish.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:44 AM
 
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Swordtails, guppys, mollys, neons, tetras...essentially all Tropical Community fish would be okay in that tank and should leave the snails alone.

In my experience only goldfish and chiclids will eat snails..
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Oregon
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I've also had guppies, swordtails, platies, and mollies all together. The swords are more apt to eat babies than the others though. Neons are good too.
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