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7.5 Guppy Stocking

I would like to stock my 7.5 gallon exclusively with guppies, and looking for opinions on how many, and what genders. I thought just males would be pretty, but then I remembered my 2.5 from my elementary school days and how the males, left to their own devices, seemed to pick on each other. Did I have a few bad fish/was it a space issue? Which got me to wondering if a pair or harem plan would work better(with more than one pair or harem, I was thinking).

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Hello Aut...

Guppies will reproduce quickly, so a small tank isn't a good place for them. I've kept Livebearers for some years and never kept them in a tank smaller than 30 gallons. I now have them in several 55 to 60 gallon tanks because there are so many.

Small tanks are difficult to keep clean. There's not enough water in them to make up for slight mistakes in tank management. Consider a much larger tank if you want to keep Guppies.

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Obviously if I did male/female stocking, babies would need to be rehomed or culled. But it would be a non-issue in a males-only tank.
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Obviously if I did male/female stocking, babies would need to be rehomed or culled. But it would be a non-issue in a males-only tank.
Hello Aut...

You're quite right. However, males only can become aggressive because they constantly go through their mating rituals. You can definitely keep an all male tank, but the aggression won't be good for the fish, long term.

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