Can guppies and goldfish breed?

Can guppies and goldfish breed?

So can you keep goldfish and guppies together? The answer is YES, guppies and Goldfish can coexist together.

Will goldfish eat guppy babies?

While goldfish are generally peaceful fish, they will definitely eat the guppy fry and eventually the adult guppies. This is just how nature works, bigger fish eat smaller fish.

How often do guppy fish breed?

every 30 days
A female guppy under optimal conditions can give birth every 30 days — and each batch of fry can range from 20 to 50 baby guppies. This combination of maturing rapidly, birthing live young and almost constant reproduction means guppies reproduce very rapidly.

How long do guppy goldfish live?

In short: the life span of a guppy fish depends on multiple factors. Generally, guppies live for 1-3 years, but I had guppies that were 5 years old. Good guppy genetics, feeding quality food, good water parameters and lack of stress can help with extending the lifespan of your guppy fish.

Can 2 goldfish live together?

Keeping at least two goldfish in an aquarium is recommended to provide companionship and promote activity. Solitary fish can exhibit depression and lethargy. Goldfish are generally not aggressive so they can be kept with most community fish provided the other fish are larger than the size of the goldfish’s mouth.

What fish can coexist with guppies?

If you want to house your guppies with other fish, here are 15 fish that are compatible with guppies:

  • Swordtails. Swordtail Fish – Wojciech J.
  • Platies. Platy Fish.
  • Mollies. Molly Fish.
  • Cory Catfish. Cory Catfish.
  • Honey Gouramis. Honey Gourami (source)
  • Harlequin Rasboras.
  • Cardinal Tetra.
  • Bristlenose Pleco.

Can you put koi with guppies?

Answer: Yes, high risk. What is this? At only 2.5 inches long at their maximum adult size, guppies are quite small fish that are resultantly easy prey for koi. In addition, guppies will eat algae as well as mosquito larvae, making them ideal pond fish, particularly for beginning ponders, but not with koi.

How long do guppies stay pregnant?

The gestation period of a guppy is typically 21–30 days, but can vary considerably. The area where a pregnant guppy’s abdomen meets the tail is sometimes called the “gravid patch”, or “gravid spot”.

How old guppies can get pregnant?

They are prolific. A female is sexually mature at about eight months. Then she can have young every four or five weeks. Male guppies pursue the females relentlessly.

Can I keep 2 male guppies together?

Yes, you can have two male guppies together. Male guppies have no problem cohabiting. With that said, male guppies can sometimes exhibit aggression towards other males.

What breeds of goldfish can live together?

Here’s a small list of some compatible species that can coexist with goldfish in peace!

  1. Rosy Barb. Rosy barbs are colorful freshwater fish that do just fine in slightly cooler environments.
  2. Platy Fish.
  3. Bristlenose Pleco.
  4. Hillstream Loach.
  5. Hoplo Catfish.
  6. Cherry Shrimp.
  7. Banded Corydoras.
  8. Mystery Snail.


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