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Hi - I love Guppies and am Guppy Guy!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by guppyguy, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. guppyguy

    guppyguy Thread Starter New Member

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    Hi there aquarium owners. My name is Mark and I love guppies. I've got two guppy tanks at home and one small one for fry. As guppies can breed so quickly and easily, I'm known to give away free guppies in my home town. Looking forward to being active here with all of you fish owners!
     
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  2. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Mark and welcome. Glad to hear that you have success with raising guppies. For some reason or another, we can not keep them alive for very long, maybe 4 to 6 months. We tried for just over a year and finally gave up, we had spent more money on trying to keep the guppies than we did on African mbuna cichlids (which we kept for 5 yrs).
     
  3. guppyguy

    guppyguy Thread Starter New Member

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    Hi Mark - thanks for the warm welcome. Guppies can be very fragile fish and much less hearty than cichlids. Did you have them isolated in their own tank or with other fish? Guppies also don't usually live nearly as long as cichlids, probably only about 1-2 years, maybe 3. I looked here and see a lot of people are into Endler's. It's like a bit of science to learn what works best including breeding. Don't give up! :D
     
  4. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    After quarantine the guppies went in with some platys and some cory cats. It just got to the point to every morning we would find 2-3 dead guppies and sometimes would have a couple more dead when we got home from work. We didn't get the guppies from "chain" stores either (just in case you were wondering), got them from reputable local "mom & pop" fish stores or private breeders. At the moment we don't have any more guppies, the last one died last November some time. Maybe we'll try it again (guppies) some day or try endlers.