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msgump511
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PostPosted: 2005.04.27(Wed)21:18    Post subject: nipping Reply with quote

I have a guppy that the others seem to pick on and they have bit half of her tail fin off. I guess my question is will she make it and can I stop this from happening to her anymore? She is the only one they seem to pick on. Thanks.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.27(Wed)23:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

How many guppies do you have and what is your ratio of males to females?
Also, what are your water parameters?
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PostPosted: 2005.04.28(Thu)20:33    Post subject: tank nipping Reply with quote

Jake,
I have a 15 gallon tank with 7 guppies now. I have 2 males now and 5 females, 1 black mollie, 1 platty, 5 neons, and 2 tigers. I came home from work and found that 1 of my male guppies now is missing part of his fin. My female died this morning and I can not figure out who is doing this to the guppies. It only happens when I am not at home. Thanks!
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)17:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course. Tigers CANNOT go with guppies. they are Semi-aggressive while Guppies are Community fish.

I bet that it is the Tigers that are hurting your guppies because they require a bit more space than a 15 gallon tank. And they are also the only aggressive ones in there.(from my experience with all of those fish)
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)17:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd stop short of saying that Tigers absolutely cannot be mixed with guppies, but I agree with Tim that a 15 gallonn isn't large enough for them and that they are probably the culprits. You'd probably be better of finding them a larger home at least 30 gallons in size.
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