How many Guppy's needed to feed preds?

Hendre

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Good morning mfk. In the future I am getting a 250 L tank in which I want to keep 3 African bushfish, 2 African butterfly fish and 5/6 upside down synodontis.

I would like to breed Guppy's to feed as a treat to the bush and butterfly fish once a week. (Maybe 2 a fish)
The question is how adult Guppy's should be kept to produce enough fry to feed +-10 a week?

I am thinking 2 heavily planted 60L tanks with 20 adults each with air powered filters.

Any thoughts guys?
 

warhawk

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Guppies do breed fast but you have to wait for ever for the fry to grow up large enough to be feeders. I suggest having 3 tanks set up with guppies breeding, with that after 5-6 months you should be able to feed 8-10 per week. Depending on how many fry make it you might have to add another tank. At 3 months old most guppy fry will about 1/2" long.

I know it is a lot of tanks for food but I have tried it also, growing feeders tanks time and space. In the end I decided to just have guppy tanks and feed 4-5 a month to my oscars to keep my numbers down.
 

Frank Castle

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I've done it before , I used a 20L loaded with semi-aquatic plants. I guess temperature was important cuz I had them at room temperature and they really didn't reproduce that much....probably shoulda been 10 degrees warmer. I ended up just using everything as feeders for my Jags/JDs/etc, then using the same 20L exactly as it was for a nursery for Jag, Jewel and Convict fry
 

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i dont think i need guppys anymore. thread is done really;)
 

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they take a little while to grow but would deffinetly do like 3 males to 20 females or something crazy if your really tryin to produce alot
 

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I had like 30 in a 20 gallon and I think it was like 5 males to 25 females and let me tell you they were the messiest fish I've delt with. On top of that they bred like crazy but before I realized or had the chance to pull the fry they'd be eaten. Needless to say never again.
 
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