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jamey - 2007-08-19
I have a lot of fish, but i have a silver molly that is really strange. i also have a orange ballon molly. My silver molly keeps chasing my ballon molly and i dont know why. Then a week after, i see them doing that and i see 4 little fry.

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ondo - 2007-08-03
i got 2 red wagtail platies added to my 20 gallon tank with 4 x-ray tetras, 4 harlequin rasboras, a pleco and two of my surviving bloodfin tetras. platies look great in the tank and i can't wait for them to reproduce.

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Josh Famigletti - 2007-07-13
i had about 10 guppies (3 male, 7 female) but now i have about 40. i dont have to separate the fry from the adults because i took 1 month training them not to eat their fry and now i came back from vacation and one of my new guppies gave birth for the first time, so there are 3 babies. i started up a 5 gallon and put my dominant female and male in it with the 3 new fry just to prove so many websites wrong, and the fry were actually chasing the big ones. It was hilarious.

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Dave - 2007-07-11
I just found this website and it is great. I just got my first fish tank, and by no other reason than what I call luck, I selected some platys for my first fish. I wanted to go with fresh water since I'm a beginner, and I thought these Platys were some of the most colorful of the fresh water fish in the store. They're still swimming after 8 days, and I came home tonight to what I have learned from this site as breeding in the making. I saw a long "tube" hanging from one, and out of 4 fish, I think just 1 is female. So I'm excited to see what happens. These are black tail fin, orange and yellow bodies in color. Whatever kind they are, I'm enjoying them so far.

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Grace - 2007-07-08
Hi, I just bought 2 female guppies (I wanted to breed them with a male but my dad said no!). I might breed them, but odds are if the females and males aren't separated with a divider of some kind, they will have several litters-most litters being 20-60 fry. I do not reccomend having them together. What I plan on doing is putting a divider between the male and females, because if you do this, you can control when and whether or not they breed. This way you won't have an overcrowded tank. If you do however want to breed, never buy 1 female and 1 male or 2 males and 1 female! The female will get stressed out by the others chasing her, and eventually won't breed and will die. Try buying 2-3 females and one male for a starter. But be sure that when your female has it's babies, you remove the fry immediately!

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guppy lover - 2007-07-06
I started breeding guppies about a year ago and so far i have three tanks, but one's not working right now and i need to get rid of some guppies. Some of my baby guppies are getting my adult guppy female pregnant! I cant solve my problem right now, because I don't have more than two people to give them away to.

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anon - 2007-07-04
I have owned many guppies for a couple of years. I'm not sure exactly how many because they sort of populated themselves without any help. Maybe around 50 at the most.

Not all guppies eat their fry. It's hard to tell in a community tank because other guppies or other fish may have been the killers, but if you separate the soon-to-be mothers, you'll find that some of them aren't baby killers. There also seems to be a higher fry count in a tank that's less populated. Either they choose not to eat their fry or there are simply less mouths present.

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Karizma Alexzander/ Otencia Holmes - 2007-06-19
Well a day ago, we bought 3 black mollies. When we went to check up on them we saw this black thing curled up in like a ball. So we touched it with my net, and come to find out it was a baby black mollie. Now we don't know how to raise baby mollies, but we heard the best way to find out is PetSmart, the internet, or books.

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tabrez - 2007-06-15
the hifin lyretail swordtails are one of the most beautiful freshwater fish one can see!! also the regular swordtails are real fun and interesting to breed to various strains and colour combinations.... overall swordtails are my favourite livebearer!!

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Natalie - 2007-05-12
These fish are fun to have, and they have such cute babies. I have a pregnant female right now actually! They live along side my upside-down catfish, and three of my male guppies.

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