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post #1 of 11 Old 12-29-2010, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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I just got my guppy yesterday. 3 males and 6 female. This morning I woke up and check on the tank that I am sharing with my goldfish. I found 1 fry. Then a couple minutes later, 1 more. Now I have a total of three fries. My question is how come only three but not a bunch.
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-29-2010, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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I need help, after the post I have notice one fish keep on laying down on the bottom of the tank. Should I remove the fish and place it in the breeder. Please help???
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-29-2010, 01:29 PM
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They may have laid more but some have been eaten, they tend to lay 25 odd fry at a time.

I've no idea what 'cover' you have for the fry but bogwood and plants will really help the survival rate. Removing to a breeding trap can often stress the hell out of them so I would avoid that route.
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They may have laid more but some have been eaten, they tend to lay 25 odd fry at a time.

I've no idea what 'cover' you have for the fry but bogwood and plants will really help the survival rate. Removing to a breeding trap can often stress the hell out of them so I would avoid that route.

I have no cover for the fries. now there are only two fish. i think one of fry got eaten. i always wonder how safe is it to have a heater in the tank because my dad keep on banning me from putting one in the tank because he it might short circuit and shock. is there any truth behind this. any help would be appreciate.
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post #5 of 11 Old 12-29-2010, 03:14 PM
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Heaters are perfectly safe unless you empty the tank without switching it off, they get too hot and crack...been there and done that but no big deal, it just makes a bang and blows a fuse. It won't harm the Fish or you.

Guppies are a tropical species although they will tolerate lower temperatures they do prefer something a bit warmer if they're to flourish. If you keep them in a warm room there's no real problem with having them in an unheated tank.
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post #6 of 11 Old 12-29-2010, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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also in my last tank before i have buy a new tank because it was leaking. i have notice the in between silicon and top of it was getting dirt. was this due to the heater or something else.
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post #7 of 11 Old 12-29-2010, 04:11 PM
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No, that's not due to the heater, silicone breaks down over time so it may just have been that.
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post #8 of 11 Old 12-29-2010, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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okay, what should the heater be set to?

4 Flowerhorn (1 in a 55gal, 2 with a divider in a 10gal, and 1 in a 20gal)
3 Goldfish sharing tank with 3 Male Guppy and 6 Female 10gal. Hope of getting more later on.
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-31-2010, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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can i force breed my guppies?

4 Flowerhorn (1 in a 55gal, 2 with a divider in a 10gal, and 1 in a 20gal)
3 Goldfish sharing tank with 3 Male Guppy and 6 Female 10gal. Hope of getting more later on.
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post #10 of 11 Old 01-02-2011, 06:53 AM
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Force breed? That would stress your fish out. Leave the fish alone. A planted tank will do the trick. I would not save all the fry if I were you. Guppies are not known million fish for nothing. The ones that will survive their parents' cannibalistic tendencies will most likely be the ones that are healthy enough to make it to adulthood. The deformed and weaker ones will be taken out humanely by their larger tankmates. There's no point saving all the fry however.

Ideal temperature for fancy guppies would be 76-82 degrees Fahrenheit. They're more prone to health issues whereas the original/wild ones can withstand cooler temperature better.

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