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    Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    I heard that it's possible? How long can they live without oxygen?

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    Re: Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    i dont know, but it's better to have filter for them.
    It will help for breeding, that's for sure!
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    Re: Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    i kept them already for 2 days without a filter and they are fine.

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    Re: Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    i keep the already for 2 days without filter and they are fine.
    If you keep them without oxygen than provide some live plants.
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    Re: Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    some fish can live without a filter but you would have to test daily and keep up on maintience. I suggest a filter, even if it's a small one.

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    Re: Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by allaboutfish
    I heard that it&#39;s possible? How long can they live without oxygen?
    You can easily keep guppies without an air pump or filter based on my experience, but you&#39;ll need to add at least some live hardy floating plants like Anacharis and have light on for at least 10-12 hours.



    But again I would strongly suggest to have a filter even for guppy fish.
    This should be done in cases of emergency only, it&#39;s recommended to provide fish with filter or at least with air pump.
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    Re: Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    You should always have a filter for fish.

    Without the filter your tank will never cycle and the Ammonia levels will burn and kill your fish, even if you clean the tank every day there still is a big chance that the fish will die from ammonia.

    Unfortunatly due to inbreeding the life span and hardyness of the guppy has decreased.

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    Re: Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    Every fish needs a filter too maintain a healthy long life. You can keep them in without a filter but you have to clean the tank very often (every 2 days). It's just not worth all the trouble. With a filter you only need to service monthly, but that depends on the size and make of the filtration system.

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    Re: Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    nothing to add, point covered well ^g^
    As posted the heater and the filtration are the twp most important items in a tropical set up, if we didn't need them we wo9uld save a fortune
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    Re: Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    i have a beta i clean its jar once everyweek n1\2 and it doesnt have a filter and i have had it 4 a year and a half
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    Re: Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    I have kept endlers for years without a filter. Its called a natural tank, with lots of plants and powerheads for water movement. The plants will do the filtering for you. The bigger tank you use the less water changes needed. I keep mine in a 75 gal and do a water change every 7 to 8 months. But they do better with lighter bio load.
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    Re: Can guppies live without filter and pump?

    If you change 10-20% H20 often you can be the filter. Water movement along with items that provide surface area for nitrifying bacteria to colonize ie, wood, rocks, plants, can create a natural balance as that found in nature. Keep in mind surface area and bio load. Plants produce O2 during photosynthisis, and consume/compete for O2 at night. Still I believe there benefits outwiegh the negatives. Experiment with this great hobby and find what works best, and then let us know also.


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