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post #1 of 8 Old 11-30-2010, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Guppy chasing platy NON STOP

A few questions to ask.......
Well my platys are pregnant and have been for about 3-4 weeks...
And yesterday i found a fry, and took it out to see what it was and if it was a platy or not and when i put it back in the guppy ate it straight away!!
So today as i was doing a water change there was another fry!! So 2 in total.. So how long before all the fry should be born?? Neither platy looks less fat??
And 1 of my guppys doesnt stop chasing her around..I even got 2 more male guppys so he would stop but he hasnt.. What can i do??
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-30-2010, 05:54 PM
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Guppys are prone fry eaters. Is there enough hiding places for the fry in the tank? You may need to remove the guppy for a while. Be sure there is enough hiding places for the fry or the other fish in the tank may join him. He is putting her under stress and if you have something you can remove him to or remove the female to a tank to have her young free of oppression.
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-30-2010, 08:24 PM
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The key with fry in a community tank is to leave them alone and their areas alone so the other fish don't notice them. Birthing with livebearers is hard to determine, she may drop a couple today then hold the rest for another 2 weeks I've notice with mine also extra stress might add to this problem so if you can rehouse the guppy so he doesn't follow your platy around like an all you can eat buffet.
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-01-2010, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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Ok thank you i have lots of plants in my tank as it is heavily planted... I was just going to let nature take its cause with the fry but i just didnt want the guppy to stress out the platy.. I am going to m lfs in a minute so i will see if they can take it if not i may purchase a breeding net ( bot to put the platy in) to put a few fry in for people i know who want some and or to put my guppy in for a while...

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Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
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CoCo: Rat

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post #5 of 8 Old 12-01-2010, 10:33 PM
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im having the same problem with guppys chasing my pregnant platy. maybe she has already dropped some so they know if they stay close they will get a easy meal? i may also try to seperate my guppies for a while.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-02-2010, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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My guppy was moved to a breeding trap. And he is being swapped for another hypothetical 2day.... I already have seen 2 babys this morning and 1 is in the breeding trap......
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-02-2010, 03:12 AM
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They could be following her to eat the fry, but my male guppies always followed and chased my female platies to try to breed with them. Are you sure they're not doing that? Usually they'll flare a bit to show off and flex their gonopodium. Guppies aren't the brightest fish... mine (all males) used to try to mate with just about anything, including one another and male platies.
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-07-2010, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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Heres a few pics of the 2 fry i have they are growing strong... And the female platy is in the breeding trap and she is doing ok she is not stressed so hopefully a few more fry will be on the way!!
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3 Guppys

1 Swordtail
11 Neon Tetras
1 Red Tailed Shark
Opaline Gourami
BN Pleco
Snakes-
Coral: Rat X Corn
CoCo: Rat

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