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post #1 of 88 Old 10-11-2010, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb HELP with my new fancy guppies

i got some fancy guppies 2 days ago n i am trying to breed them
i can't get them to acept each other
i am trying to get a new color
got 3 fancy guppies
male-yellow color
bigger female-bluish body and blue spotted tail
smaller female-halfblack
got any tips on breeding them
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post #2 of 88 Old 10-11-2010, 04:35 PM
you got them 2 days ago and you want to force them to mate??? slow down it doesnt work that way. i bet it's a new tank as well. the water needs to be in good condition and the females have to be ready and willing before they can mate. don't worry too much guppies don't have to have a certain partner.when the females pregnant the males will chase her all over the tank.theres no need for you to force them to except each other.its just silly to do that.

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post #3 of 88 Old 10-11-2010, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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thanks alot will do tat
just wonderin how the babys will turn out
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post #4 of 88 Old 10-11-2010, 05:01 PM
the baby's come out alive and will be able to swim straight away. make sure theres is floating plants on the top of the water for them too hide or the parents or other fish will eat them.

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 #5 of 88 Old 10-11-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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ok i got tons of plants

n i got a question
my fish is acting kinda wierd the blue bigger female keeps shaking her body at night
n my yellow male keeps like diving at the gravel and swimmilng up he only does tat sometimes
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post #6 of 88 Old 10-11-2010, 05:08 PM
look out for white spots on the fish. it's called ich and it's very common but if you don't cure them they will die. warm water usually keeps ich at bay. leave the lights on to heat the tank. use a thermometer and see whats the temp like. plants hate warm water make sure it doesn't go above 30

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
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post #7 of 88 Old 10-11-2010, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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i observed them this morning and last night there wasn't any white spots
and the smaller females gravid spot is dark
the bigger female dose't have a gravid spot
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post #8 of 88 Old 10-11-2010, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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so is my smaller half black female pregnant or not?
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post #9 of 88 Old 10-12-2010, 03:02 AM
well in some cases the gravid spot will be nearly black and the fish will swell like a ballon.you will find the male nippig at her side.thats when she will give birth to new babies.

no gravid spot=no preggie

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 #10 of 88 Old 10-12-2010, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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yea she has a gravid spot when i bought her
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