3 years ago #1
mags
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can i ask what other fish go with guppies ive got a 55gallon tank and dont just want to stick to small fish is there any other fishes i can put with the guppies thanks

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3 years ago #2
johnarthur
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In an aquarium that size, you could add eight or more cory cats. They are very entertaining, will stay in the lower levels of the tank and will not bother the guppies.

Large tankmates would probably have the guppies for lunch. If you want to add color, a group of red wag platies would be a good choice.

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3 years ago #3
meetamol
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I think you can also add some mollies into the same.

Amol

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3 years ago #4
mags
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thanks john ,,i was looking at some clown loaches and tiger barbs is that not advisable? as i dont want to buy any fish, i want ones that will get on ,,i will look at them other ones you mentioned thanks i was also wondering what fish i could get that eats all the rubbish from tank any suggestions

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3 years ago #5
nexuslite
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I have 5 guppies, 4 black neon tetras, and 3 female bettas in my community tank. They seem to get along fine. It did take me a while to figure out how to put the bettas in so they wouldn't attack each other.

If I remember correctly tiger barbs are aggressive fish and may take to killing your guppies. The bettas are generally only aggressive towards other bettas. I have only seem them chase the guppies a time or two when I first put in the bettas.

I don't know much about clown loaches I want to say they are big but I don't recall off hand. If they don't have a mouth the size of a guppy when they grow and have little aggression they may be okay.

You can put aggressive fish with non aggressive fish but you should always have a backup plan in case it doesn't work out. another tank for them to be in separate. If worse comes to worse.

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3 years ago #6
mags
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thanks very much for that

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2 years ago #7
Hopebreeder342
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You can add cory catfish, molly fish are good. And they come in all sorts of colors. I like the cremesicle lyeretails the best. Platies have all sorts of cool colors, algae eaters are good and they get pretty big, depending on tank size. If you add a large school, of maybe 10-15 tetras, it won't seem like small fish. You can add some black kuhli loach, they're bottom dwelling, but like to swim around the whole tank. Ghost catfish are great if you have 4 or five of them, they're school fish, and they're pretty cool. Rainbow fish are good too. They're not so colorful when they're young, but as they age, they become more and more blue. the pictures in order are cory cat, black kuhli loach, platy,algae eater, ghost catfish, rainbow fish.

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2 years ago #8
Christi
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Clown loaches get way too big for that size tank. I wouldnt choose mollies since they crossbreed with the guppies. Bettas are also not a great idea since they readily attack anything with long flowy fins. Cories are a great choice as well as platies, rainbows also. Remember that guppies and platies are very prolific breeders and you may find yourself quickly overwhelmed with babies

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2 years ago #9
greenzebra
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tiger barbs will most likely nip at the long fins of guppies. clown loaches get giant and plecos get really big too. stick with cory cats, or black khuli loaches for bottom feeders. cory cats are entertaining to watch and black khuli loaches, although tend to hide during the daytime they are fun to watch during feeding times and at night. they swim all over the tank. golden dojo loaches are also also good because they tend to keep to themselves and are very entertaining to watch and don't hide that much. platies are colorful and would be fine tank mates with guppies.

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2 years ago #10
clown
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i have kept clowns all my life in my opionion there the best most entertaining fish going i love them. there great tank mates they are a joy. dont worry about them getting big!! it takes absolutly years as they grow so slow xx

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1 year ago #11
Popfish123
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You could add a african dwarf frog too and maybe a juvenile angelfish when they get older though you haev to remove them

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