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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Guppies and RCS

Hi guys new here, so please be gentle

I have a 60 gallon planted tank. I have 30 or 40 guppies and loads of RCS. I am trying to cull my guppies, so looking for something that will eat the fry but not harm my RCS. I know I am asking a lot here, but I only have the 1 tank, so separating the males and females is not an option.

Any help would be much appreciated. I do have loads of java moss and rocks in the tank, so plenty of hiding places, but just a bit worried as the RCS are everywhere.

Thanks in advance guys
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 12:10 AM
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Unfortunately, I don't think there's any livestock that will eat guppy fry, while leaving RCS alone. If they are big enough to eat the guppy fry, it is very likely they will also snack on the RCS.

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Thats what I'm thinking Darkblade.

Im struggling now as they never bloody stop. I wish my misses was this interested
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I always heard that synodontis petricola were always fry eaters. I had them in my tanks but never saw any fry from anything but also wasn’t really sure anything bred in the tank. Also didn’t have dwarf shrimp only had amanos but they left them alone.
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I have a friend that has a few oscars; he drops by ever couple months and i scoop out a bunch for him.
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Will bettas eat RCS?
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Will bettas eat RCS?
Depends on the betta. Many will.
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Do you have a LFS that will take them? I've been there with guppies. Started with 2, ended up with hundreds over a few years. And I spent lots of time separating them, but never soon enough to get them all in time. Fortunately, I have a great local shop that bailed me out when I tired of them and moved on to other fish.

It's been years since I've had them and it was fun for quite a while. I still get tempted but I resist.
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