Brandy Posted July 21, 2020 Share Posted July 21, 2020 (edited) So I always wanted guppies as a kid and never got them. Now as an adult, I sort of felt silly for getting them, but I grabbed a few petsmart guppies a month or so ago on an impulse just for fun. It feels really good to realize 10 year old me was absolutely right. They are amazing. For such a small underrated fish, they have big personalities, they are hardy, pretty, they make more of themselves effortlessly, and they are their own clean up crew. What I seriously underestimated was how true that last thing was. I have a planted tank with snails and red cherry shrimp and it is mostly clean of algae. I have a tank with Pseudomugil and snails and it was being consumed by algae. I added a few shrimp and they didn't really dent it. But then I realized the guppy tank is spotless. I moved one juvenile and 2 adult females in there this morning. I should have taken a before and after picture. It is UNREAL. They have ripped out all the trailing brown threads that were infesting the dwarf hair grass I was trying to get established, cleaned every leaf, and all the moss. All that is left is some green on a sandy bit, and healthy plants. I can't believe it. When people go looking for "cleaner" fish, someone should point them at female guppies. Edited July 21, 2020 by Brandy 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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