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How much space does a guppy need?

By: Wade WojcakUpdated: April 18, 2021

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Guppies need enough room to move around comfortably. They are speedy swimmers and like to dart back and forth, so plenty of space is important to their happiness and overall success. Figure on giving your fish about 2 gallons of water each, though you can get by with keeping three of them in a 5-gallon tank.

Similarly one may ask, do guppies die easily?

Poor Water Quality
The most common reason for guppies dying in your aquarium is the poor water quality. With feeding your fish you actually pollute the water in your tank. Guppies produce waste (they poop and pee), which is polluting the water. The lack of oxygen in the water can also cause guppies to die.

Subsequently, question is, how many guppies can you have per gallon?

Guppy Tank Mates
You can keep one Guppy per 2 gallons of water; for example, you can keep 5 in a 10 gallon tank and 10 in a 20 gallon tank. If you choose to keep both males and females, keep them at a ratio of 2:1.

How long does a guppy live?

1-3 years

How do I know if my guppies are happy?

How to Know Guppy Fish Are Healthy
  1. Behavior. Watch how your guppy behaves in the pet shop. Make sure the guppy is actively swimming around.
  2. Fins. Pay special attention to the guppies' fins.
  3. Head. At the same time, look closely at the guppy's head.
  4. Body. You also need to look at the guppy's body for signs of illness.

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Can a guppy live alone?

As guppies are usually seen in groups,, many new fish keepers wonder whether they can keep one guppy on its own. It's absolutely fine to keep one guppy alone, particularly if you own a very small tank which would cause cramped conditions if you were to keep several.

Are guppies aggressive?

Are Guppies Aggressive Fish? Generally, aggressiveness is not something associated with guppy fish. They're known and marketed as peaceful, sociable fish that make a great addition to a community aquarium.

How many guppies can you have in a 20 Litre tank?

Guppy Tank Mates
You can keep one Guppy per 2 gallons of water; for example, you can keep 5 in a 10 gallon tank and 10 in a 20 gallon tank. If you choose to keep both males and females, keep them at a ratio of 2:1.

How often should guppies be fed?

Adults. Feed your adult guppies a small amount of food one, two or three times a day. Feed them no more than they can eat in about five minutes so the uneaten food doesn't foul the water.

How long is a guppy pregnant for?

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.

Do guppies like water flow?

Guppies do not like strong currents because of their long fins. These long fins give them the benefit of free motility in slow or not moving water. However, they do not like strong currents because they are significantly swept up in the current, making movement more difficult for them.

How fast do Guppy fry grow?

At around 6 months, guppies reach their adult stage. Depending on their genetics, and conditions an adult female guppy can reach about 1.5-2 inches (4-6 cm). Their growth will stop or slow down significantly. The fins and tail of male guppies might grow longer over time, depending on their genes.

Do guppies like strong current?

Guppies do not like strong currents because of their long fins. These long fins give them the benefit of free motility in slow or not moving water. However, they do not like strong currents because they are significantly swept up in the current, making movement more difficult for them.

Do guppies need bubbler?

Yes, Guppies can survive without an air pump in their aquarium depending on the design of the aquarium. You don't need an air pump if the design of your aquarium has an outlet that breaks through the water surface. You can also have a filter that has its output stream somewhere close to the surface of the tank.

How many guppies can I put in a 10 gallon?

An adult guppy can reach up to 1.5 inches (3.8 cm), without counting their tail fins. So in 10 gallons of water you could place roughly 7 adult guppies (10 gallon / 1.5 inches = 6.66).

Do guppies need live plants?

Plants are not necessary for the survival of your guppy(ies). But they can provide shelter for fry, and increase the water quality so they are beneficial. No you don't need them. Yes they can create a healthier environment.

Can glass catfish live with guppies?

Glass catfish that are quite large can actually eat adult guppies.

Do guppies need friends?

Guppies thrive in well oxygenated water, but do not like too much turbulence. While not a schooling fish, the guppy does well when kept in large groups. They can co-exist peacefully with most other small to medium sized, non-aggressive species of aquarium fish.