Thread: Did something eat my guppy?
08-20-2013, 05:45 PM #11
075 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danio, Wild Caught BNP
Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras, Peacock Gudgeon
10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"
08-20-2013, 07:13 PM #12
24 inch should be able to house 8 danios (glofish, that's the gen-mod version of the zebra, right?) and a few (3-4) guppies without any issues at all. Even a pair of platies should be possible. Leave it at that and you're stocked low enough that the occasional beginner's mistake won't wipe out the tank.
08-21-2013, 12:09 AM #13
Since it seems you are out for the entertainment of the grand-daughter (who could blame you!), I do think a mix of the glow-lite danios and guppies would give plenty of enjoyment. Not too many, you don't want to crowd, and the male guppies when in pairs (at least four) will do a "ring around the rosie" dance/swim she's sure to really love. Once the tank is settled in, you could consider a mystery snail, which will also amuse her (and you!)2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.
08-21-2013, 12:20 PM #14Member Molly
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Thanks for all your help. I am going with the guppies and danios. Should I get 3 male guppies at one time so there will be 2 pairs of 2 or should I get 1 male guppy this week so he bonds with the current guppy and then introduce 2 more later? If I get 3 at one time, will they gang up on my current one or will they be one happy family? I don't want to stress my little guy out again.