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post #1 of 14 Old 07-27-2009, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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One of my guppies is pregnant and I'm looking to save a few fry from being eaten. I'm keeping her in my main tank to give birth and I've added a floating plant for some protection. Here are some pictures, do you think it will work?
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post #2 of 14 Old 07-27-2009, 04:18 PM
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You should be fine. I have a guppy tank similarly planted like yours (fake also) and I have plenty of fry survive. You may want to get one more bushy plant for the bottom such as this http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS...tshairgrassmat
or Penn Plax Plant- Baby Hide-Out Grass- 8X5"/ 1" Tall at Big Al's Online I have something similar and it works well. I float one and the other is in the substrate. I've noticed the newborns will sometimes swim to the top but some hide near the bottom so having a good hiding spot in both places will help.

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post #3 of 14 Old 07-27-2009, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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The one floating plant at the top is just a piece of the one I bought so I'll probably just use that for the bottom if it looks good to you. Thanks for the help!
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post #4 of 14 Old 07-30-2009, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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My guppy dropped her fry today and i think most of them got eaten, but I saw about 2 at the bottom and 3 hiding the the plant i just put in.
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post #5 of 14 Old 07-30-2009, 09:44 AM

My Tanks:
20 Gallon Community Tank
5 Gallon Guppy and Fry tank

A 55-75 gallon tank, hopefully

*Remember, its not how big a tank is, its how hard you worked on that small tank.
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post #6 of 14 Old 08-03-2009, 03:47 PM
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I always have success by putting in lots of floating plants. Although they may look unsightly, lots of fry will survive. The 55 gallon I just took down in someones house had so many plants that there were literally 30-40 baby platies hiding inside, or at least those are the ones I managed to save. So the more plants the better.
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post #7 of 14 Old 08-03-2009, 04:15 PM
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i also found that caves make great places for them to hide in,
also you can use very small plant pots,and to hide them put a plant infront of it.
congrats on the fy.
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post #8 of 14 Old 08-03-2009, 09:09 PM
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Another thing that you can use for fry is a simple killie mop. It is made by just winding yarn around a book until you have maybe 100 loops of yarn. Then you tie a knot of yarn around the bundle of yarn and go to the opposite side of the book and cut all the loops. If you toss that into a tank, it will sink and provide some great cover for fry that go to the bottom like guppies do. The fry will be able to swim right through the tangle of yarn and the adults won't.
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post #9 of 14 Old 08-07-2009, 06:29 PM
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bow long should i keep my guppy fry inside the breeder....i might have around 30 of them...i was able to get in time before the mother could eat them. but now i think i have two many inside that floating/stuck to the side of tank breeder. will they be okay inside there or should i transfer them to another tank just for the fry?
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post #10 of 14 Old 08-08-2009, 01:29 AM
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i have a guppy and i use a corals and some big stones for the hiding place for them....
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