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Joseph - 2009-02-08
I have three mickey mouse platies with six goldfish. I bought them yesterday. I know they are tropical fish but I put them in anyway. They are doing fine and all next week I'm planning to add my huge coral in my tank so they can hide. They are very cute but they are only a pest when they nibble in my plants and they are always at the top of the tank when I'm watching them. Then when I leave, they swim everywhere in the aquarium. :C

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Animal-World info on Fancy Guppies
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Nikki l. - 2009-01-30
Hi fish lovers! I am a Jamaican who is a bit addicted to her fishes. I have 2 tanks; one 40gall and the other a 20 gall tank. I have 2 fancytailed goldfishes, 2 comets, 3 algae eaters, 3 orandas, 1 black moor, 2 angelfishes and 2 guppies. My guppies had babies, 9 of them. I separated the babies and placed them in a separate container feeding them on flakes. They are doing just fine and I can't wait for them to grow and breed again so I can have a lot more. Aren't fishes just great? When I am stressed out or just feeling tired, I just sit and turn off all the lights and watch them moving about in their tanks minding their own business. They are just beautiful creatures. I have had them for close to a year now.

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  • Rodney - 2010-03-22
    I know what you mean I only have A ten gallon but I still love it I have three adult guppies and 15 babies and I am having so much fun with them I am just like you I can't wait for them to get big and breed.
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Josh - 2009-01-29
Hey everyone. This is one of the best websites for pets. I use this one and 2 others. These the only 3 I use. First off thanks to this website, I have become a big help for my neighbor who I gave fish to. If you are trying to find a way to feed your swordtails (and possibly snails and/or pleco) without taking a lot of money out of your wallet, you should try feeding them blanched zucchini (I think that is how u spell it). Blanched means that you cut it into slices, put it in a pot of boiling water for about a minute, and then put it in a pot of ice cold water. It brings out the color and makes it sink. All you do is drop it in, either with the skin (for if you have plecos and snails in the tank or if you want to give more nutrients), or without the skin (easier for swordtails to eat).

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michael - 2009-01-24
HI all, I have about 30 guppies in a 30 gallon tank. Most of my females have been pregnant for a while, but I have only gotten 3 babies out of them. After reading many comments, I noticed many people are putting 1 male and 2 females in thei own tank. Is this a better way to have them breed rather than putting them all in the same tank?

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Anonymous - 2009-01-21
I have two different varieties of platies and they bred with each other. I thought it was odd that two different varieties of platies could breed! Plus, the water conditions weren't very good. Strange huh? Now we have 3 baby platies! So they can breed in not very good conditions. Most pet stores will say they have to have just the right conditions to breed. I found out they were wrong.

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Hugh - 2009-01-13
A wonderful site I must say. I am a youngster to Fantail guppies but am glad to see that there are others who love these beauties as myself. Any questions, I now know where to turn.

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  • Christiana - 2010-03-22
    I am a begginer with guppies and so far I am loving it. I have two males and a female she just had 15 or 16 babies. If you are thinking about breeding a good thing to feed the fry would be baby brime shrimp it keeps them health an may even makes the colors more beautiful.
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B Bradbury - 2009-01-02
Good morning. If you're new to this aquarium thing, I recommend you do a lot of research before you start and start with a larger aquarium, at least 10 to 12 gallons. Smaller tanks leave little or no room for error. After setting things up, add some real plants that require only moderate light. Real plants are inexpensive and a good source of oxygen and food for your fish. Allow your tank to run for several hours, 18-24 should be enough. Next, buy some inexpensive "feeder guppies" and put them in your aquarium. Feeder guppies are the plain colored ones that pet shops sell as live food. Some pet shops will just give them to you. Put a few of these in your tank and check on them every couple of hours to see how they do. After a day or two, if everything looks good, get a male and two or three females of the fancy type guppies. Guppies are a good starter fish and don't cost a lot. In a couple of weeks, I would add a couple of glass shrimp to the tank. They're bottom feeders and eat the leftover fish food.

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chris - 2008-12-29
I have a lot of mollies. One of my questions is that can I change ballon mollies from fresh water to saltwater! email me at ctnicklas@comcast.net

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Nicky - 2008-12-18
I have 4 Mollies, 1 male and 3 female. I feel so sorry for the male because he has wanted to spawn for awhile now and the females aren't interested. He just looks so sad!

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Kaley - 2008-12-06
Hey. my brother just bought two Marble Sailfish Mollies today and about 4 or 5 hours later, they started going after each other. They are real aggressive towards each other. When we got them, they were both in the same tank, so we thought they'd be ok together. Now, they won't leave each other alone. Can someone please tell me what's going on before one of the Mollies get hurt or whatever?
Just to let your know, one is mostly black with white spots and the other is mostly silver/white/gold/orange/yellow with black spots. Is one female and the other male? is one a Marble Molly and the other isn't? I'm SUPER worried!
P.S- they are only going after the back fins

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