08-26-2009, 12:21 PM
| || | Not a problem.....I have no shipments today so this is giving me something productive to do. Sure not productive for work but for personal accomplishment. Anyway, the fry don't really know how to "look" for food, crush flake food fine and it should sink so they can 'find' it. They have tiny mouths but enormous appetites, can feed 4-8 times a day. Oh yeah, another good food source is egg - specifically the yolk. It can easily be made into a paste that is simple and inexpensive. It is a great source of protein that is eagerly consumed by fry and adults alike. Simply take a hard-boiled egg and remove the yolk. Place it in a small, re-sealable container and add a few drops of water while mashing it with your finger or a spoon. When made into a paste you can feed TINY amounts to your fry. It creates a cloud of protein for them which they will devour. If you feed too much, however, you will foul your guppies' tank. You can feed them yolk twice a day. Adults will enjoy some egg too, but use less water to create chunks for them to eat. As for the filter yeah, you could use nylon, a piece of pantyhose, or sponge around the intake. Attach it with a rubber band or piece of fishing line. That will allow the flow to remain the same but the fry won't get sucked up. Water change, just make sure you don't suck up the fry! LOL....same theory if you use a siphon to remove water, attach pantyhose (or some very fine meshed material) around the intake before you begin the siphon so they don't get sucked up. If you don't use a siphon well, just be careful removing the water. Oh, and to correct my earlier post, we DO still have the divider in. He simply pulled it out and moved the other females onto the males side to keep separate what we're pretty certain is a preggers female. Here's a pic.....
Last edited by aquariangel; 08-26-2009 at 12:30 PM..