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I have three lovely little feeder guppies ( 1 male , 2 female) And want to give them their own tank. The babies will be feeders for my gourami's and ADF. I just want a small tank for them. I was thinking a heated filtered 2.5 or 5 gallon I have a sponge filter on the way. They currently share the 5 gal with my betta girl. I have read a ten gallon would be best and bare bottom so I can get out the babies to feed. I was wondering if a smaller tank would be ok though since it will just be the trio none of the babies will be allowed to remain in the adult tank. my sister has a guppy tank if I should get some more breeding feeder stock. the parents are pets and currently eat my bettas omega one but will be getting tropical fish food as soon as they are moved ( there was just no way to keep my betta from eating the tropical food)
 

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You could probably get away with a 5-gallon. It's not the healthiest set-up (just because of the fact that the male will be harassing the females constantly) but it sounds fine for breeding feeders :).
 

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No matter the size of the tank the male will harrass the females. They were in a ten gallon with a male betta and the male still harassed my females. I gave a few males to my friend and in a 60 gallon the boys torment her bigger fish. I think its just a male guppy thing.
 

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Oh, I didn't mean because of the tank size but rather the size of the school. In a larger tank you can have more females so aggression is spread out :). Yes, the males are always jerks ;).
 

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I was thinking of adding the guppies to the ten gal with the frog so the babies will be in there with the frogs. Plus it will be planted so the girls can hide.
 
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