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will male fancy guppies eat cherry babies?

are fancy cherrys ok with cherrys or would they eat it?

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are fancy cherrys ok with cherrys or would they eat it?
What's a fancy cherry? lol Sorry.

Um yeah yeah just about any fish no matter how small will eat baby cherries. Only 100% safe fish are Ottos.

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Some say yes, some will say no. I say yes. If it's small enough to fit in the fancy guppy's mouth, then it'll be a nice snack.

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damn this is hard, my shrimps are coming in tomrrow the only tank i have is a 10 gallon, then ill be getting a 20 gallon on friday, i wanna turn the 10gal tank into a all shrimp tank, and take out the eco complete and add sand
and alot of rocks and wood

but one bag of eco wont be able to fill up a 20 gallon, so im plannin on make a seperator for the substrates and plant all my other plants in in the 20

this is way to much work

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or... or i would turn my new 20 gallon into a all shrimp tank, that would be easier wouldnt it?

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Guppies are really hardy fish....why don't you keep them in a container large enough to hold them til friday when your 20g comes in? Then take out the eco now and get that 10g ready for your shrimp. Make sure you have a cycled filter for the shrimp tank or you're gonna have deaths due to ammonia spike.

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Depending on how many guppies you have....try a bucket? But keep the temp warm enough for them til your 20 is ready to house them.

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Yes...20g for shrimp would be nice. But where are you going to house the shrimp til then? Unless you have some sort of plastic divider to use for the 10g.....divide the 10g until you get the 20g ready for the fish or shrimp.

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-tsk tsk tsk- You know you should've had the tank ready before you got the shrimp.

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i have the guppies in a big red bucket, lol plus im not even completely sure im getting the 20 gallon
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probably i should jus sell the guppies and keep a couple males

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what are the size of baby cherrys?

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In the beginning of keeping a small group of cherries (10-20), babies may difficult to spot until they reach a little under the size of a brine shrimp. You start to see them on the glass, plants etc. The more you have, the easier it is to spot them. Imagine when they are first "hatched", the are about the size of baby brine shrimp(somewhat more larger though). So see how difficult it would be to spot one right off the bat? They make easy food for fish. Now if you provide enough plant coverage (hiding spots) there will be survivors, if kept with a few fish and I mean few. Feed the fish well and they won't be so readily to go for them.....maybe. It really all depends on your fish. I had 3 dwarf puffers in with my shrimp (55g), but I have tons and I mean tons of cherries in there. Yeah they munched on babies, but the population of cherries was still huge. But I had to take them out eventually because they started pegging off my adult shrimp!

So you take your chances when you keep your shrimp with fish. Sounds like you have a decision to make. I think 3 guppies may be too many for a 10g with shrimp. If it was me, I would sell your guppies and make a good home for the shrimp. Then if you do get the 20g, set it up for either new fish or shrimp.

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i really jus want one tank, lol i only 16 and i got school and "other things" you know what i mean besides taking care of so much tanks

so ill see if i get the 20 gallon first

if i do gethe 30gallon, ill put everything in the 30* gallon, and sell the guppies and put my cousins flowerhorn in the 10 gallon..

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Flowerhorns don't *do* ten gallons.

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