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post #1 of 12 Old 05-05-2012, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
Guppy breeding thread

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-05-2012, 09:06 PM
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post #3 of 12 Old 05-07-2012, 10:34 AM
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You need to ask a question for someone to be able to answer it using their knowledge.

I could unload all my knowledge of being a professional lighting technician and touring with bands but this would have absolutely no relevance to keeping fish

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post #4 of 12 Old 05-11-2012, 08:53 PM
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How do I know if my guppy's are ready for breeding? and should I keep it 3:1 ration? 3 female and 1 male?


I really don't know how to look/estimate the age of fishes I just check their length and sometimes its wrong, cause I can't get the right measurement.

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post #5 of 12 Old 05-11-2012, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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How do I know if my guppy's are ready for breeding? and should I keep it 3:1 ration? 3 female and 1 male?


I really don't know how to look/estimate the age of fishes I just check their length and sometimes its wrong, cause I can't get the right measurement.
Why does size matter with age? They do not grow once they mature, so... Anyway, you can tell if a fish is young. It is something you know, not you tell.
I am of no help...
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post #6 of 12 Old 05-12-2012, 09:16 PM
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2 females to every male is what I do. But I would get all males or all females because guppies breed like mice, and I believe some live-bearers can store sperm for a couple of months.

Also, size doesn't mean anything, most guppies you buy from Petstores are already sexually mature.
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post #7 of 12 Old 05-13-2012, 08:11 AM
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I bought them from a breeder exactly right out of a breeding tank? I guess he mixed the adults and young adults together.

The point I check the size is because they are really small and I have no experience with breeding guppy's recently I just successively bred mollly's though the size is what mattered to me..

I have 3 females and 2 males (1 male is very small like 2-3 CM only..)

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post #8 of 12 Old 05-13-2012, 12:51 PM
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That small male is probably a juvenile.

Also, did the tank you got your guppys from have males and females together?
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post #9 of 12 Old 05-13-2012, 02:45 PM
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That small male is probably a juvenile.

Also, did the tank you got your guppys from have males and females together?
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Yes, it males and female's in the tank. Though the guppy's as the breeder said he did not even need to feed them just left them to eat the algae and that I wouldn't need a filter/air pump since their guppy's are self-sufficient.?

I don't even use a filter though my tank is getting a bit dirty..

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post #10 of 12 Old 05-13-2012, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, it males and female's in the tank. Though the guppy's as the breeder said he did not even need to feed them just left them to eat the algae and that I wouldn't need a filter/air pump since their guppy's are self-sufficient.?

I don't even use a filter though my tank is getting a bit dirty..
who is your "breeder'? to him, guppies are possesions, not animals. you need a filter and heater.
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