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    Hi guys, I want to make a tank that has all male guppies because with male and female guppies, the tank is usually overpopulated. I have a 20 gallon regular tank and I am currently thinking about how many male guppies I should keep in it. I have read that smaller groups will usually have a dominant who bullies all the other guppies, but I have read that bigger groups will still have a lot of aggression. Any suggestions? Also, is there anything else I should know?

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    It's remains a matter of trying. I've got some tanks with the same conditions but in some tanks you can really see the dominance between males and the other tanks it's just total peace in there.
    For sure there are triggers which "can" develop dominance but doesn't have to be.

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    As Emerald King states you just have to see what happens. It only takes one jerk to disturb the peace so remove him promptly if it happens. I doubt there is a magic number as they are social, but not schoolers. Plant at least part of the tank heavily so the victim has a place to hide if there is a need, until you can attend to the situation.

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    What kind of plants do you suggest

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    What kind of plants do you suggest
    I am intentionally breeding quality guppies that I sell but they should still work in an all male tank. They will nibble them but not destroy them. Guppies thrive with some vegetation in their diet. I actually have a few tanks I intentionally grow green algae in for nutrition but that's off topic. In all my guppy tanks (I have about 7 currently), I have some or all of the following. Guppy Grass (which surely has a proper botanical name). anacharis, and hornwort. All of these plants can be floated or tuck bunches in the substrate and they grow with moderate light. If you dose the tank even a little they will grow stupid fast. That appeals to me because they consume nitrates from the tank more effective than slow growers. I don't have any extra now but if you are interested I know a lady in N.J. that would sell you a starter selection very reasonable. I affectionately call her "the crazy plant lady". Her stuff is nice and she might just throw in a couple bonus plants with some color. She is inexpensive and honest so you don't have to worry about getting cheated. PM me if you want her contact info. I'll let her know you are going to contact her if you desire.

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