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Guppies as dither fish

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by mantisfan101, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. mantisfan101

    mantisfan101 Member

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    I added some in with my cacatuoides wild from peru trio, would this work? Would the guppies somehow eat the fry?
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    themountain Active Member 5 Year Member

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    no they dont...but I hope you put only male guppies in....otherwise your tank will be full of them in notime :D
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    yukondog Active Member

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    I use them and the parents wont let them eat the fry, but I never see any guppy fry in any of mine, the parents make them snacks.
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    Triviashi_Maru New Member

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    Guppy Fry are tender and delicious snack for everyone, even usually their parents.
    I've never had trouble with guppies in my cacatuoides tanks. I don't think they make a diference in breeding behaviors or stress levels, but there's been no trouble.
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    Triviashi_Maru New Member

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    I'll say though that guppies are quick swimmers and certainly capable of eating fry. Apistos are good at guarding their young so if you happen to have aggressive guppies at most you'll end up losing a handful. But the guppies may lose some fins in the process.
    Much more frequently my choice has been pygmy cories. They're interesting, like the same water, swim all over and aren't a threat to anything.