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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 ...
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?
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.
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.
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?