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ttashfiq - 2005-12-24
Hello I just got 8 free guppies that are adults from a neighbor and the guppies rock. Guppies rock.

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mikki - 2005-12-20
i have kept guppies for about three years. often i would find my tank crowded and would give them away to friends. i have found that aquarium salt helps. and if you do it right you can transition your guppies to a salt water tank. they don't breed as well in salt water.

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terri - 2005-12-13
Right now I have 4 mollies. 1 of them a sailfin and the other three lyretails. They are easy to take care of yet I found that a few of them have a tiny white dots on their tails and fins and was wondering what it was. They are mixed w/ a pair of guppies. (Editor: spots are possibly ick which mollies can be prone too. This is easily medicated with an ick medicine such as Aquarisol and raising the temperature to about 83 Degrees F during the treatment.)

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tashfiq - 2005-12-13
Hello, I just got 4 guppies from a petstore. Those pet peaple were so nice that they gave us the 3 baby guppies for free. But my gold fish ate 1 baby guppie. The one got eaten right away so beware if you get a baby guppie, separate them right away. So far I have now 3 female guppies, one is preganant. i have one male and 2 babies.

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tashfiq - 2005-12-05
Hello I just had 3 guppies, I had 2 females and 1 male guppy. But the male guppy was not very friendly. it died when trying to bite my platys. the platys are very good community fish but so are guppies, this was the only one I noticed that was trying to bite. Usually gupies have babies in 20-30 days but do not worry if you have a female guppie but no male. if the female sees the male once it will have babies. So I just bought a male guppie with 1 femaLe and it is a great community fish.

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Nalysa - 2005-12-04
I had been keeping other fish for a long while, but when they died, I went to my pet store and told them I wanted something simple and colorful since I have very little time these days for the care. They gave me two Platys-one bright orange male and a lovely female. I had them for approximately two months when I was feeding them one day and as I watched them, I noticed something from the corner of my eye.. moving on the other side of the tank.. I was amazed to see 2 very small Fry! Never having had these fish before, I was not prepared for this and was thrilled. That was about 6 weeks ago.. now I have six fry.. each pair at a different rate of growth. I have not separated them from the parents and all are coexisting nicely. I do have one observation, however. Even though I have learned through reading that the males do not show their colors until maturity, I have one Fry barely larger than a grain of rice who is a bright orange just like the Papa .. while the 5 others are colored like the Mama. All in all, I have decided that Platys are definitely my fish of choice.

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tashfiq - 2005-12-01
Hey these fish are great looking and good community fish. I had one and it killed a male guppy, but normally they are very peaceful. Beware as they breed pretyy fast, but not as fast as guppies. I recommend them more than guppies because they wont atack other fish. They will swim a lot. Feed them wardley flakes. Do not feed them anymore than they can eat in 2-3 minutes. But do not mix them with guppies because you will get many babies. You should have about a 15 gallon tank. They also are a bit cheap, they cost about 1.20-1.40$ both male and female at walmart or petmart or petco. They usually breed in about 6 weeks but if the conditions arent right it will take longer. Do not scare them because there is a chance for them to jump. I have witnessed them trying to jump. There are many types but I recommend gold crescent platy because cost cheap and are nice colored.

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tashfiq - 2005-11-23
Hello. I got 3 famcy guppies. I have 2 females and 1 male. The male keeps them both very busy. I just got them to breed. Be careful as they will try to breed extremely fast. Do not mix tiger barbs with them. Sometimes they will try to nip the fins of goldfish. Remamber to have 2 or more tanks so that you can separate the fry because the mother will eat the baby guppy. They will have many babies so have a 5-10 gallon tank. Having to many females could be bad because they will have babies in 20-30 days. They have many types of colors. Remamber do not get confused and think that swordtails, moons, or mollies are guppies. Guppies breed much faster than mollies, swordtails, moons or goldfish. Although hard to keep they fun to watch. If You are thinking of having fry guppies they have fry very quickly [fry means baby] They are also good starter fish. So if youre thinking of buying fish buy guppies. And this site rocks!

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tashfiq the best fish trainer - 2005-11-06
Hello and hey I just got three guppies and they rock. They share the tank with 2 goldfish, 1 pleco and 1 chinese algea fish. there was two but 1 died cause it had no tail. My fish are about to breed again be careful, they breed very quickly but its not bad at all. november 6 2005

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ivor whitehouse - 2005-10-28
platies are the fish i used to cycle my two tanks as they are quite hardy. i have a problem with the breeding though as they just will not stop. have given nearly two hundred away and have added two silver sharks to one tank which feed on the fry as live food. have considered splitting the males from females or even putting them into a tank without heat as they are supposed to survive quite well at room temp and their colors show up better. funny thing is i will go to all lengths to save a little one if it gets caught in my filter or ends up in the bucket during a water change even though i'm over run with them. i refer to them as ratty platies because of their never ending breeding which is second only to their continual hunger. an easy and pleasing fish to keep if you can control the birth rate. would recommend as a good starter fish, just stick to the males if you don't want a tank full. the males are the best to look at and a little more interesting in their habits like displaying at each other.

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