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post #1 of 22 Old 11-26-2011, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question Breeding Guppies

Hello, i got two guppies today (male and female) and i want to know how to breed them. First, typically how old are guppies when you buy them from the pet store? Mine are about an inch long including fins. I think the red one is the male and yellow is the female but i don't quite remember. Any info on breeding these fish would be appreciated. thanks!
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post #2 of 22 Old 11-27-2011, 03:16 PM
The yellow is male from the picture, but the red seems also male. You may have bought 2 male guppies, because the females usually do not have color. How big is your tank and how many tanks do you have?

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5 gallon (Baby Guppies) 25 or more baby guppies
10 gallon (Guppy Galore) 1 male and 2 female guppies
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post #3 of 22 Old 11-27-2011, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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they are in a 10g tank and i have another 20g. they were in seperate tanks at the pet store, one tank was male and the other female. ill try and take a better pic of the red one, they just won't stay still, haha


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post #4 of 22 Old 11-27-2011, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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here is the red one
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post #5 of 22 Old 11-27-2011, 07:56 PM
Yep i think the red is the female and the yellow is male. I actually own 3 guppies 2 female 1 male and the females recently gave birth to 25 or more fry. Really you should consider getting another female for the male will only harass the one you have causing a lot of stress on her which could lead to death. BUt when it comes to breeding guppies all you need is a male and female guppy and in a month babies will be plentiful.

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5 gallon (Baby Guppies) 25 or more baby guppies
10 gallon (Guppy Galore) 1 male and 2 female guppies
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post #6 of 22 Old 11-27-2011, 08:25 PM
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Any info on breeding these fish would be appreciated. thanks!
You see, when a mommy and a daddy guppy love each other very much, the Fish stocking fairy will come down and place many many fry in the tummy of the mommy guppy...in 2-3 months a wonderful miracle will come and make all the little guppy fry be born
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post #7 of 22 Old 11-27-2011, 10:51 PM
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Female guppies do to have color.... Every one of my females is orange or yellow... They're just not nearly as pretty was the fancy males. And yes you need two more females, or that one will get picked to death. And honestly.... It's harder to keep these fish from breeding than it is to breed them.... put them in a tank with clean water... and keep good water quality and you'll have babies galore. Be warned though, they do eat their fry, so if you wanna keep them alive have somewhere for them to hide.
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post #8 of 22 Old 11-28-2011, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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when do guppies become sexually mature?


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post #9 of 22 Old 11-28-2011, 01:58 PM
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post #10 of 22 Old 11-28-2011, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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3 months from the time they are born, or 3 months from the time they are purchased in the pet store? if the latter, how old are my guppies if they are 1 in?


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