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Anonymous - 2009-01-21
I have two different varieties of platies and they bred with each other. I thought it was odd that two different varieties of platies could breed! Plus, the water conditions weren't very good. Strange huh? Now we have 3 baby platies! So they can breed in not very good conditions. Most pet stores will say they have to have just the right conditions to breed. I found out they were wrong.

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Animal-World info on Fancy Guppies
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Hugh - 2009-01-13
A wonderful site I must say. I am a youngster to Fantail guppies but am glad to see that there are others who love these beauties as myself. Any questions, I now know where to turn.

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  • Christiana - 2010-03-22
    I am a begginer with guppies and so far I am loving it. I have two males and a female she just had 15 or 16 babies. If you are thinking about breeding a good thing to feed the fry would be baby brime shrimp it keeps them health an may even makes the colors more beautiful.
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B Bradbury - 2009-01-02
Good morning. If you're new to this aquarium thing, I recommend you do a lot of research before you start and start with a larger aquarium, at least 10 to 12 gallons. Smaller tanks leave little or no room for error. After setting things up, add some real plants that require only moderate light. Real plants are inexpensive and a good source of oxygen and food for your fish. Allow your tank to run for several hours, 18-24 should be enough. Next, buy some inexpensive "feeder guppies" and put them in your aquarium. Feeder guppies are the plain colored ones that pet shops sell as live food. Some pet shops will just give them to you. Put a few of these in your tank and check on them every couple of hours to see how they do. After a day or two, if everything looks good, get a male and two or three females of the fancy type guppies. Guppies are a good starter fish and don't cost a lot. In a couple of weeks, I would add a couple of glass shrimp to the tank. They're bottom feeders and eat the leftover fish food.

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chris - 2008-12-29
I have a lot of mollies. One of my questions is that can I change ballon mollies from fresh water to saltwater! email me at ctnicklas@comcast.net

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Nicky - 2008-12-18
I have 4 Mollies, 1 male and 3 female. I feel so sorry for the male because he has wanted to spawn for awhile now and the females aren't interested. He just looks so sad!

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Kaley - 2008-12-06
Hey. my brother just bought two Marble Sailfish Mollies today and about 4 or 5 hours later, they started going after each other. They are real aggressive towards each other. When we got them, they were both in the same tank, so we thought they'd be ok together. Now, they won't leave each other alone. Can someone please tell me what's going on before one of the Mollies get hurt or whatever?
Just to let your know, one is mostly black with white spots and the other is mostly silver/white/gold/orange/yellow with black spots. Is one female and the other male? is one a Marble Molly and the other isn't? I'm SUPER worried!
P.S- they are only going after the back fins

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Animal-World info on Fancy Guppies
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Kasey - 2008-12-05
I have guppies and they are a joy to have. I never had delta guppies until some bred and two males had the swallow tail of a delta guppy.

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Anonymous - 2008-11-25
I just started breeding all kinds of fish. Sword Tails are the easiest by far! I have 2 oranges and the mother had all orange but 1 white came out also.

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Josh - 2008-11-24
Blue swordtails are actualy a blue wag and and swordtail cross ("beautiful fish" is one of the only ways to describe it).
I have a small 10 gallon tank but my 15 swordtails (around that much, adults and babies combined), 1 leopard pleco, and (at least) 110 mystery snails are all happy and have learned their feeding schedule. I'm going to get a bigger tank once I have room to house more fish and hopefully get a second pleco so my plecos might breed.

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Dustin - 2008-11-22
Hello guppy community. Sanjee asked when he should move his fry in with the older fish. That all depends on the size of your tank, but my rule of thumb is 3 to 4 weeks. I am currently breeding and selling them to the local pet shop. Right now I have about 50 fish (3 males, 6 females, and the rest are fry). I have them in various stages of development, I even have about 25 fry that are so small that you need a bright flashlight to see them. Breeding guppies is good fun. Feel free to contact me with any questions. My email address is 4wheelpro@live.com

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