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post #1 of 9 Old 11-20-2010, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
guppies have found mates.tell me what you think of my idea.

good news.see this fish.it was bred in my tank.i din't know whether i had any female sisters that had their traits.but now i've found 8.i'm gonna isolate them and start the line breeding proses in a few months once they are ready to mate and reproduce ^.^ i'm so ecstatic.
this is the link to the starter thread in case you were wondering how it started http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...-see-if-54146/
below are the 2 males pics.i call them bro 1 and bro 2.bro one has triangular fins where as bro 2 has normal but black colored fins.each will have 4 females sisters to mate with.i know yuck right...
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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
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post #2 of 9 Old 12-22-2010, 08:52 PM
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wow tats kool
tats one nice guppy
i got 3 baby guppies dk gender got it from my uncle which the mother and father are red so the babies are probably red too

can u tell me how to tell the gender of the babies???

they don't have a gravid spot
n n they are like 1 cm
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-05-2011, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
still small. the males get color a little bit latter.most will look like females when they are young

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-05-2011, 03:20 PM
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You have to wait about 2 months or so. I have endlers that were born on Oct.3-6th that started to show the sex at the beginning of Dec. males color up as females are a duller color or no color at all over the males. Those are nice looking Male guppies.
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post #5 of 9 Old 01-05-2011, 04:29 PM
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i saw a gonopodium which i thik is but not sure yet on one of them
but it was clamping all its fins together
and the other two has the anal fin like the females
and can they also be males
but just late bloomers
they are now 6 weeks old
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-05-2011, 07:18 PM
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I have a endler that started coloring up before he developed the gonopodium. Some males will have a body of a female more full so sometimes they get mistaken for a female. These males are late bloomers.The gonopodium takes time to develop.It looks like a female then all of a sudden you see the gonopodium develop. Get a magnifying glass. I use mine all the time to look at the baby fry more closely. It is the best way to see the gonopodium develop in a male and see the coloring develop on a day to day inspection. It is also easier to pick out the males as they develop and separate them from the females if you are trying to breed for a certain color. If you can pick out virgin females and have a nice male you want to breed with to get the coloring you want but this is tricky . Males will mate with any female if given the chance so it is hard to get a female that is not pregnant as the females can store sperm for 6 months or more from 1 male. Most females at the pet store that is in a mixed tank are most likely pregnant already. That is why some people that have no male livebearers in their tank are surprised to find baby fish after so many months. It may take 8-12 weeks to tell sometimes.

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post #7 of 9 Old 01-08-2011, 05:23 PM
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ok i found two of them started developing colors on there tail
there was a light tint of red
can baby guppy die from the water too hot?
cuz i have a whole bunch and the water was really hot n everyday they decreased in numbers
until i found only 7 left
then i found a dead one so i took it out saw that it was still swimming and i put it in cooler water and it started swimming again
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-08-2011, 07:10 PM
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I have my temp. at 68-72 degrees. I know that lower temps. will produce more males and higher temps will produce more females. lower your temps. The lighting will heat up the tank also.
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-09-2011, 07:57 PM
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so if i want more males wat temperature should it be?
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