10-22-2010, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by kitten_penang
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.
If you truly want them to mate, having one male to several females is the way to go. Think about what you are going to do with all the babies though. They have several, they grow fast and then you will need to remove the babies and separate by sex or you will have all kinds of inbreeding going on. I am sure it is normal to some degree but from what I have read, it makes for weaker fish.