The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > General Planted Tank Discussion > Input needed

Thread: Input needed Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
12-12-2012 09:37 PM
theibinyth I currently have no desire to breed the guppies so I would like for a fish that would eat the frys but overall thats not a concern of mine because the other guppies generaly eat them anyways... I would like a bottom dweller like a cat but I don't know of any cool ones I want something that will tidey up and eat any left over food but I want something exotic and different
12-12-2012 08:10 PM
Diana Guppies will often grow well under a wide range of conditions, but originally came from somewhat harder, alkaline water. Salt is optional.
The best Guppies I ever had were in my brackish water tank. This won't work for plants, though.

Do not add a Puffer. They can go along for a while, being OK with the other fish, then one day turn and mangle their tank mates. Puffers are for a species only tank.

Guppies have a slight tendency to stay up higher in the tank, so I would look for lower swimming fish or bottom dwellers as tank mates. Many of the smaller Cats (like Cories) and Loaches could work in a 20-30 gallons (especially if you can do the 30). I would keep the water moderately hard to combine these. Some times the tank mates can be deliberately chosen to eat the Guppy fry. Is this your goal? That sort of a fish is also likely to eat shrimp.

Other small fish for somewhat harder water include many of the Rainbow Fish relatives. Pseudomugil and similar. They are small enough to be shrimp safe, too. Asian Rummynose would be another one to look into.
Mostly these are so similar to the Guppies, though, that I would not bother to mix them.

Try the Ghost shrimp first. If nobody eats them, then go for the RCS.
12-12-2012 08:06 PM
lochaber On a small tank like that, it is probably hard to beat compact flourescent light bulbs in terms of expense.

Those clip-on shop light dome-reflector things they sell at Home Depot/Lowes (I think they are sometimes called brooder lights/lamps) seemed to work pretty well as reflectors when someone posted a comparison w/ PAR readings. plus, they are like 6-10 dollars.

If ghost shrimp are the same thing that I remember back in the 90's, I'd advise to go with the cherry shrimp. The ghost shrimp never lasted very long in any tanks I had set up, where as a lot of people seem to be able to keep a breeding population of cherry/etc. shrimp.
12-12-2012 07:18 PM
theibinyth
Input needed

I'm wanting to do a 20 -30 gallon freshwater planted tank with fancy guppy's I would also like to add other fish

I'm debating between ghost shrimp and cherry shrimp I cant decide which one would be best I mainly like the cherry's for their color but I would like to know which one would be best and why.

Also can I put a freshwater puffer with them? Or is it true that they're chompers and will eat my fish?

Almost done...Does anyone know of any good looking lower light plants I don't have a lot of money so I'm going to do this any ideas?

Lastly does anyone know of any really cool exotic fish that would be compatible with the guppies????

Thanks - Ibinyth

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012