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Guppies help please!!
Old 04-06-2007, 05:22 AM   #11
 
they were overfed too, about 30 snails grew on my plants in the tank.



i fed them 3 times per day, about 2 pinches of dried brine shrimp everytime.
they eat it for about 3-4 minutes until they are no longer hungry.


i have no idea why they aren't making babies, or why they eat them.


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BTW, the one on the left looks like a typical stillborn fry to me. They might not have survived the birthing and that might be why they were eaten.
i thought so too, but it looked like a head of a brine shrimp.
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Old 04-06-2007, 08:15 AM   #12
 
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they were overfed too, about 30 snails grew on my plants in the tank.
Try to minimize feeding. Fish that are overfed are prone to constipation and can have adverse effects to their health.
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i fed them 3 times per day, about 2 pinches of dried brine shrimp everytime.
Change it to once a day with one day fasting per week. This will also minimize the chances of polluting the water fast.:)
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Old 04-06-2007, 01:19 PM   #13
 
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Feeding habits vary and are widely debated but one thing always holds true, variety. They need something other than a strict diet of protein. Fish flakes, algae wafers, sometimes some mashed peas if you remember. Just anything to give them a variety of foods to nourish the babies and encourage breeding. The brine shrimp should only be fed once or twice a week. Fasting once a week won't hurt them but a strict diet of shrimp can.
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:13 PM   #14
 
i got 2 frys!


something must be wrong with my tank, because arent guppies supposed to drop 30-50 frys??
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:34 PM   #15
 
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i got 2 frys!


something must be wrong with my tank, because arent guppies supposed to drop 30-50 frys??
doesnt necessariyl mean theres something wrong with the tank. my molly was masssive and i have found only 4 fry. i am suspicious of my 2 synodontis for that even thoguh i ahve thick plants! it could be that some got eaten. are there any other fish in the tank?
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Old 04-16-2007, 01:37 PM   #16
 
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Might be nothing more than a young female. Broods can be from 1-100 fry but the normal range is from 10-50. Guppies will sometimes eat the babies but they could also have been still born or it might be that she only had 2 babies.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:52 PM   #17
 
there are 4 females and 2 males as well in the tank.

i have 2 - 10 gallon tanks, before i had the males and the females separated. the second tank where i had the females isn't well planted so i moved the girls back to the main tank, because i was afraid the females would eat them right away.

although i have provided plenty of amazon sword plants, some rocks, annacharis, and floating bunches of annacharises.

should i separate the female back into the second tank? or should i leave the girls alone in the main tank???


thanks for all the replies.
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:49 PM   #18
 
Hey, I'm kind of new to the whole guppy breeding thing too... I stickly do it for fun because it would break my heart to give any of my babies a way... yeah I know Im pretty bad. I have a 60 gallon tank with lots of plants and stuff for my fry to hide in but I have taken the precaution of buying a ten gallon tank as well. I have about 30 fry in my ten gallon tank. In my 60 gallon I have about 10 female guppies, 3 female mollies, 7 male guppies and 2 male mollies. As of right now I cane tell all my females guppies are pregnant (I just don't know when they will drop) and I cant tell if my mollies are prego or not. I have a tank divider and divided the males and females. As soon as I divided them my female guppies started giving birth and I quickly transferred the fry to my ten gallon tank. But and here is my problem. One of my female guppies has given birth to not fully developed fry. The not fully developed fry are pretty much developed and swim around with all the other fry I have but they still have red pouches on their bellies.... do you think they will survive? has this ever happened to anyone? Ill be sad if they don't make it. My fish are like having a dog lmao I love them to death.
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