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tashfiqfarjad - 2006-01-21
hi im tashfiq. I have 12 guppies. I got some from my friend. They breed in 3 weeks. be careful, guppies will eat there fry. u will want to have double the females then males if u want them to breed. remember they produce live babies. And they rock

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Sam Woodward - 2006-01-20
i have a ten gallon tank for breeding guppies. although they say they will eat small fry, i never take out the babies and i still have lots, to many anyway. the only fish in there that has ever eaten a baby was a sword tail that died. but its offspring are still alive today, and breeding. but i must admit that the guppies are not big, maybe an inch or so, including the fin.
-Sam

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Alisha Roy - 2006-01-16
I actually bought 6 assorted colored balloon mollies. I have never owned such interesting fish. They enjoy the entire tank. Two days before Christmas, I awoke to 23 fry. All are still healthy and active, but when they get a little bigger, I am going to have to get another fish tank, lack of space and all.

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ttashfiq - 2005-12-24
Hello I just got 8 free guppies that are adults from a neighbor and the guppies rock. Guppies rock.

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mikki - 2005-12-20
i have kept guppies for about three years. often i would find my tank crowded and would give them away to friends. i have found that aquarium salt helps. and if you do it right you can transition your guppies to a salt water tank. they don't breed as well in salt water.

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terri - 2005-12-13
Right now I have 4 mollies. 1 of them a sailfin and the other three lyretails. They are easy to take care of yet I found that a few of them have a tiny white dots on their tails and fins and was wondering what it was. They are mixed w/ a pair of guppies. (Editor: spots are possibly ick which mollies can be prone too. This is easily medicated with an ick medicine such as Aquarisol and raising the temperature to about 83 Degrees F during the treatment.)

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tashfiq - 2005-12-13
Hello, I just got 4 guppies from a petstore. Those pet peaple were so nice that they gave us the 3 baby guppies for free. But my gold fish ate 1 baby guppie. The one got eaten right away so beware if you get a baby guppie, separate them right away. So far I have now 3 female guppies, one is preganant. i have one male and 2 babies.

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tashfiq - 2005-12-05
Hello I just had 3 guppies, I had 2 females and 1 male guppy. But the male guppy was not very friendly. it died when trying to bite my platys. the platys are very good community fish but so are guppies, this was the only one I noticed that was trying to bite. Usually gupies have babies in 20-30 days but do not worry if you have a female guppie but no male. if the female sees the male once it will have babies. So I just bought a male guppie with 1 femaLe and it is a great community fish.

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Nalysa - 2005-12-04
I had been keeping other fish for a long while, but when they died, I went to my pet store and told them I wanted something simple and colorful since I have very little time these days for the care. They gave me two Platys-one bright orange male and a lovely female. I had them for approximately two months when I was feeding them one day and as I watched them, I noticed something from the corner of my eye.. moving on the other side of the tank.. I was amazed to see 2 very small Fry! Never having had these fish before, I was not prepared for this and was thrilled. That was about 6 weeks ago.. now I have six fry.. each pair at a different rate of growth. I have not separated them from the parents and all are coexisting nicely. I do have one observation, however. Even though I have learned through reading that the males do not show their colors until maturity, I have one Fry barely larger than a grain of rice who is a bright orange just like the Papa .. while the 5 others are colored like the Mama. All in all, I have decided that Platys are definitely my fish of choice.

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tashfiq - 2005-12-01
Hey these fish are great looking and good community fish. I had one and it killed a male guppy, but normally they are very peaceful. Beware as they breed pretyy fast, but not as fast as guppies. I recommend them more than guppies because they wont atack other fish. They will swim a lot. Feed them wardley flakes. Do not feed them anymore than they can eat in 2-3 minutes. But do not mix them with guppies because you will get many babies. You should have about a 15 gallon tank. They also are a bit cheap, they cost about 1.20-1.40$ both male and female at walmart or petmart or petco. They usually breed in about 6 weeks but if the conditions arent right it will take longer. Do not scare them because there is a chance for them to jump. I have witnessed them trying to jump. There are many types but I recommend gold crescent platy because cost cheap and are nice colored.

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