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|how to deal with a population boom?|
hi i have a 6' by 2' tank with 3 discus and ALOT of guppies due to a recent explosion in there numbers, i was wondering what fish i could get that would keep guppy numbers under control but won't cause any harm to my discus or my adult guppies
|Posted 05-Aug-2010 11:02|
not so sure about the discus as I have never kept them, .....
but angel fish and gouramis are great at keeping the guppy population in check.....you wont see fry at all unless you have great hiding spots
|Posted 05-Aug-2010 20:20|
|Posted 06-Aug-2010 00:52|
i feed my discus bloodworms, brine shrimp and just your typical flakes, they never seem to even take an interest in the guppies really.... that is the whole reason why i got the guppies so my discus could have all the live food they want
|Posted 06-Aug-2010 04:03|
I have a F and M Black Convict, they spawn and raise fry regularly. In the last batch I see a pink colour fry, now .5" long. Anyone know about this. I have read about pink convicts but thought they were from 'Pink' parents, ie a species of their own.
The F and M Black Convict I have are very strongly coloured, black vertical stripes, the F has vivid orange scales along underbelly and ba
|Posted 23-Oct-2014 12:33|
A school of larger tetras like black skirt tetras would love hunting down all the guppy fry.
|Posted 23-Oct-2014 17:18|
Xandra, this probably should have been a new topic, but to answer your question, pink convicts are not another species but a genetic variation. Your black convicts may carry the gene. It is surprising you only have one pink one out of all the fry you've had, so it is probably a mutation (or some of your fry matured carrying the gene from one parent that was for the pink color and bred with each other). With recessive traits (and I'm not sure if pink convicts are recessive or not, you'd expect to see 1/4 of offspring expressing it if neither parent does.
|Posted 27-Oct-2014 10:33|
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