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Is My Guppy Pregnant?
Old 10-03-2011, 07:47 PM   #11
 
Yes, it's little eye balls. It will get very dark before she gives birth.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:52 PM   #12
 
Okay I thought that was something bad for some reason... Well this is my first time with a pregnant fish except for when I was 5 (doesn't count to me). What would be some good plants (please no live ones unless Java Moss) would be good to put in a tank to protect the babies? What would be the best to feed them? And my male seems to like be chasing them in random bursts and starts to bump against them? Mostly I would like to know the best way to care for my baby fish!
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:55 PM   #13
 
Here is my male
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/983...smarkings2.jpg
and a blurry picture of my tank
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/275...1001at1648.jpg
I will get more pictures of my female ASAP
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:04 PM   #14
 
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I don't think it can get light then dark, it may be the angle you are looking from. I would still put her in the tank on her own for a week or so and see what happens.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:08 PM   #15
 
Okay that 5 gallon tank was filled with Ich, Anchor Worms, and Fungus 2 weeks ago should I still put her in there?
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:25 PM   #16
 
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In a word ..... NO.
If you can't isolate her then leave her where she is and hope for the best.
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:33 PM   #17
 
Okay is there anything I can do to my tank to get it ready for baby fish?
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:56 PM   #18
 
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Okay is there anything I can do to my tank to get it ready for baby fish?
Firstly, you should scrub the spare 5 gallon tank with very warm/hot water but DO NOT use cleaning detergents or anything like that, just plain hot water then leave it out in the sun for a few days, if any of those parasites can survive that, then good luck to them.
As for setting up your current tank for the babies, you should put a few floating plants in it, they will hide amongst the leaves at the top of the tank and it is also easier for them to accept food when you give it to them, also put a couple of hiding places on the bottom of the tank, I like to use small cut off pieces of plastic pipe and upturned plastic cups with something under one edge just to lift it off the bottom so they can get in and out if need be, anything at all will do.
Feeding them is no problem, there is no need to get fry food, its expensive and completely unnecessary, just use the food that you feed the other fish but really grind it between your fingers as you put it in the tank so that it is not much more than powder, and feed them twice a day.
After the fry are about 2 to 3 weeks old, you can catch them (good luck!) and put them in the 5 gallon tank that you have scrubbed thoroughly and have started running about a week beforehand.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:43 PM   #19
 
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You mentioned that you do not want live floating plants in the tank and I bet that the last lot of plants you got put the Ich in the tank, correct??
Anyway, you can buy floating fry mops from some fish stores, try anything you can think of that will float and hang down into the water an inch or so. One idea is to get a couple of ping pong balls and pierce a tiny hole in each one, then get some short strips of coloured plastic, tie the plastic into small bunches using wire, then shove the wire into the hole in the ball, they should float, remember, it's doesn't have to look good, it's only there to serve a purpose for a couple of weeks till any babies are big enough not to be eaten.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:54 PM   #20
 
I would take bleach and hot water to the 5g, then rinse rinse rinse rinse and let dry, make sure you cannot smell the bleach if you can smell bleach at all you CANNOT put fish in it. You can also fill it up with dechlorinator and water after you bleach it then empty it to rid the bleach. Your going to have to clean the 5g before you can put anything near it. I would also trash the gravel or boil it.

Java moss is great for fry and as mentioned above any sort of hiding places.
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