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Reed - 2007-01-20
I have a colony of Guppies in my fish tank right now. all the females are pregnant but I was going to get another bigger tank and might put in oscars and other aggresive fish into the smaller one. but if you breed fish I would recommend getting a smaller tank maybe 1-5 gallons depending on size of baby. but should get one and whenever the babies are born the put them in the small tank until they are big enough to go back. separate baby's and adult's immediatly or they will get eaten, so Seperate immediatly! (with live bearers)

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fam600 - 2007-01-15
These fishes are so cute, especially when you watch them pick at the java fern plant and decor. When i first bought them for my 5.5 gallon tank they were scared as heck. They would swim away at he sight of my hand anywhere near the aquarium, but now two weeks later i can put my finger in the tank and they don't swim away-i can push them around:)

Had 7, one died which was sickly when i bought them, he would not swim around. Now I'm left with 1 female and 5 males that don't seem to want to get her pregnant.

Love feeding them. i give them betta pellets, tropical fish pellets, and tetra flakes-they love them all. They spend most of their time near the surface and when i feed them i usually crush the pellets with a plier or make the flakes smaller so they can get it into their small mouths. After feeding them they'll start to swim near the bottom as if looking for any uneaten food.

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Tahna - 2007-01-10
All I can say is...WOW! I have never had a fish have babies and I bought 3 swordtails. two died but the living female was pregnant{when we bought her, i think} but she had her babies and ate a few :-( but we saved 4 and today {a month later} she had 13 more!mind you she has been alone. Finally I think the black, telling, spot is gone. I hope she is done..lol. I'm just scared to put the "new" babies in with the "teenagers" lol.

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Heather - 2007-01-06
I am a first time fish tank "haver" I got guppys and I love them! I am going to breed them, it will be so much fun!

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totos - 2006-12-05
mollies are very nice fish, but don't keep it with any goldfish as it will start to nip. this fish need active tank mates like tetras or other livebearers. i have a 4 (2 males and 2 females) silver lyretails. Two silver, a black male, and a dalmation female. beautiful but aggressive.

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Brian - 2006-11-27
I love my guppies! They're adorable little guys. And they breed like crazy. I have 3 females and 3 males, and I constantly have new fry in the eank. So far I have not seen any of them being eaten or chased by the others.
They're also well trained. Everytime I come into the room, they all come up and watch me. Very adorable fish!

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Mr. Sean - 2006-11-19
I am 13 years old and i love breeding swordtails. I currenly have 87 fry. The mothers will not eat their babies until about 1-2 hours after ALL LABOR. Keep an eye on the mother if you have a pregnant one. The longest one has been through labor is about 3 1/2 hours, the shortest is about 1 hour. Good luck with all of your swordtail breeding

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michelle - 2006-11-13
I love guppies! I think they are beautiful graceful fish. I have 6 right now and none of them have the same coloring. I just wish I could figure out how to keep them alive long enough to breed them. I have tried water changes, different food, eliminating other fish that may be antagonizing the guppies. I think I am destined to fail in this endeavor. I'm tired of killing fish. My friend laughs at me and says She has never known anyone who has so much trouble with her tank. We'll see how long the 6 guppies survive. Maybe this time will be different. If not, I'll just stick to the catfish and pleco.

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Gary - 2006-11-11
Just bought two black mollies and two dalmation mollies. Seem to be doing fine. I really want to get one or two of the gold mollies. I have in my 55 gallon aquarium two angelfish, two danios, 4 black skirt tetras and one pleco and they all seem to be getting along just fine. Just need to get some fish with some color in there!

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tim - 2006-11-01
I have 6 dalmation mollies and one of them is a nasty little sod.

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