So it goes like this. I have 3 vastly preggo guppies ( squared off and ready to explode ) in a densely planted ( artificial) 10 gal, with a netted intake to ensure the fry don't get sucked up, tank. I gave up on the breeding trap as it stressed one gupp pretty badly. All 3 were moved a week ago to ensure any stress would be gone before they download, so to speak. With me so far?
Anyway, the temp is right ( 78 degrees ) and so is the pH and ammonia and all the myriad other water parameters, so....WHY THE HECK ARE THEY HOLDING OFF? Argh! They are still humungous and look exceedingly uncomfortable and while there have been a few fry prior to my moving them, they haven't proceeded with getting on with the drops.
My main worry is the obvious one-this one eating that one's fry and trying to find the fry ( I kinda really went overboard with the floating and weighted plants ) once they arrive. I'm brand spankin' new at this and figure I MUST be going about this all wrong. It's GOT to be easier than I'm making it, so I'm open to suggestions and ideas, as I've exhausted all of mine.
I don't know nuthin' bout birthin' no babies! Help, help!