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post #1 of 25 Old 02-23-2011, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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breeding refresher on guppies.

I have a female that looks like she is going to pop. When do I know to put her in the breeder trap?
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post #2 of 25 Old 02-23-2011, 09:46 PM
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Don't use the breeder trap for all gravid livebearers. It is far too stressful for the fish and they could drop the fry prematurely. Why not get a bucket or tub and stuff it with a lot of plants for her to labor in peace?

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post #3 of 25 Old 02-24-2011, 12:57 AM
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Don't use the breeder trap for all gravid livebearers. It is far too stressful for the fish and they could drop the fry prematurely. Why not get a bucket or tub and stuff it with a lot of plants for her to labor in peace?

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post #4 of 25 Old 02-26-2011, 05:51 PM
I agree, maybe even let the female give birth to the fry in the tank and add some live plants for cover.

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post #5 of 25 Old 02-26-2011, 06:46 PM
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Yup, Clean water and plenty of live plants in the tank is all you need. You will have Guppies all over the place. My Fry grow up in my tank with the adults without issue. Now... Do you have homes for all those babies?
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post #6 of 25 Old 02-26-2011, 07:11 PM
yah a home is very important for if they inbreed it makes a weeker strain of fry... would I be able to cross breed a endler male with a normal female

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Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #7 of 25 Old 05-05-2011, 08:22 PM
ya endlers r pretty much the exact same thing as guppies n u8 can use the breeder i did n if u see the male chacing around the pregnant female n she is trying to hide put her in it overnite also if she starts to look like a box intread of being rounded then she might be read to pop, lastly when the area where the babies are going to come out gets white then put her in the breeder it whitens as she gets close to birth because it is expanding to release babies

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post #8 of 25 Old 05-06-2011, 12:28 AM
okay dude... looking at your signature, your 29 is 200000000000000000000000000% over stocked. oscars need at LEAST a 75 and common plecs need the same or MORE... even if they are babies or juvies they will not fare well.

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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post #9 of 25 Old 05-06-2011, 05:44 PM
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okay dude... looking at your signature, your 29 is 200000000000000000000000000% over stocked. oscars need at LEAST a 75 and common plecs need the same or MORE... even if they are babies or juvies they will not fare well.
well ive had this exact set up before and my oscar lived for like 6 7 years until he jumped outta the tank one day while noone was home n died tht way n this is just going to be for a year until i upgrade my tanks

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post #10 of 25 Old 05-06-2011, 08:10 PM
Just because it lived doesn't mean it was health... as other have said if a fish is stunted, which both of your pleco and oscar will be or are, imagine your self in a two year olds body but with adult sized organs and everything else besides the body. Pretty painful. plus oscars get to about 15 inches and your 29 is not that wide. IMO you HAVE to get rid of them NOW maybe some one will come across this thread and support me

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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