Originally Posted by redlessi
Since she already had babiies and they are in the tank, how can I make sure they eat? I was not successful in trying to catch any. I saw 3-4 so far. She still looiks pregnant, will she have more? Do they drop a little at a time?
Some females will hold fry for sometimes weeks before dropping all of them. We've seen our females drop fry and still look pregnant, next day more fry and she's thinner....
It's easier to catch the mama and pull her from the tank....feed them ground flake food, they'll find it and eat.
The female guppy has drops of between 2–100 fry, typically ranging between 5 and 30. From the moment of birth, each fry is fully capable of swimming, eating, and avoiding danger. After giving birth, the female is ready for conception again within only a few hours. In fact, guppies have the ability to store sperm, so the females can give birth many times, after only once breeding with a male.
When female guppy's give birth, they express a hormone which stops their appetite and helps prevent them from eating their own fry, but this hormone only lasts for up to 12hours, so the fry are only safe for a little while from their mother (this should still give them plenty of time to swim off and hide somewhere though).
Hope this helps.