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The various forms of the Guppy, Fancy Guppy, or Millionsfish are the best known and most popular aquarium fish. This species offers a large selection of colors and shapes with no two fish every exactly alike. Guppies are an all time favorite of both beginners and experienced fish keepers!
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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.
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!
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.
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.
Hi There, Im quite new to fish keeping and have 18 guppys and 50 other fish in a 7ft tank which is fantastic to watch for several hours. Loads of plants and hiding places. Ive seen 5 baby guppys yesterday but today ive seen at least 30, so ive been out and bought a small tank for them and put them in. After 4 hours of catching them i counted 45, and now i think my platys are pregnant too...
hi today my pregnant female guppy (elizabeth) died due to complications during birth, not one fry lived. it was very sad. we squeezed out all the fry and checked. about 40 fry died. we put her in a breeding trap but that stressed her so much they all died.
I have 6 guppies and 2 of them are babies. The 2 babies name`s are
Bla bla and Naner. (I know, weird names.)The rest of my guppies are
adults, and their names are Blackberry, Orange, Painting, and Lightning.
My guppies are with my female betta Pleasant and a Zebra Danio named Stripey-stripe. At nightime I see them on the bottom of their
10 gallon sleeping, it`s so cute! My guppies are fine and I hope it stays that way, so I keep their tank clean and I keep them healthy.
My female gave birth and that was the greatest day. I had to remove her so the little ones could live. That was the first time one of my females gave birth. I was so happy. THE GREATEST...
These fish are adoreable. For a while i just had one female but today i bought 2 males and another female. She was intriged by one of the males as soon as i floated the bag in the tank!
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)