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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-28-2007, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Skratikans
im a little worried about having guppies bc i havent had any luck with them in the past...i know that i should add 1tablespoon of salt per 5gal of water..and they even say that African dwarfs can live with them..but would they die if no salt was added or not as much, what allows me to get better odds on their survival?
I'm pretty sure frogs don't enjoy having salt in their water. You could probably get away with not adding salt...get them from a petstore that keeps them in pure freshwater.

Also, don't blame yourself if you lose a few even when your water parameters are normal. Guppies tend to be mass bred and many are inbred I think they are genetically weak. That's why I feel many have such short lifespans when they are supposed to be "hardy". I love fancy guppies but I ended up switching to platies because I was sick of having the guppies die. I'm sure I'll have more eventually, though, as they are gorgeous! I'll just get them from a breeder this time .


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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-28-2007, 06:25 PM
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at a pet store guppies are relatively cheap, but this time i was going to use the website luvnature gave me and get these really nice looking guppies

they are really nice and i would like to keep them, i have gotten them from petstores before and i was always disappointed, with salt or without, and i really hope these from this breeder will give me better i take it i would be ok without giving them salt?

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