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Old 05-20-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
 
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New pair of Black Moscow Guppies

I got a pair of Black Moscow guppies at an auction. They were from a National Champion show guppy breeder. The female was already really pregnate. I had to seperate her as the male kept bothering her and she appeared stressed even though I had 3 females in my 55 gal. tank.She is the biggest female in my tank of the Guppy females. I put her by herself in a 10 gal. tank so she can have her babies in peace. It's a planted tank with floating plants and a net over the intake so the babies do not sucked inside. She is huge. I will let you know when she has the babies I would guess by the size of her over 50 when she has them. The first picture is the female. You can see how huge she is. The second one is her again and the third picture is the Black Male Moscow guppy.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:00 AM   #2
 
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if thats a female then she is very hevily pregnant :):):)....nice pics :)
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:41 AM   #3
 
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Thanks, The picture of the male did not come out to great.I checked this morning no babies yet. Since she is from a National champion show breeder of Guppies I suppose thats what breeders look for. Very large females that have nice coloring in the body,tail, dorsal fin and good form and shape. The bigger the female the more babies. I belong to a Tropical Fish Society that meets once a month and picked up the pair at a auction. I was told by the auctionier that these show guppies went for $50 a pair at a show recently in L.A by the breeder that had these. I payed $12 a pair not bad. They also had a trio 2 females/ 1 male, 3 males only, and then this pair I got. Those clubs are the way to go if you want to get some good qty. fish or plants. Alot of breeders show up and they sale off the ones that don't fit their breeding stock but look just as pretty to me.

I recently got a book on Amazon.com by Animal Planet called Aquarium Care of Fancy Guppies by Stan Shubel. He is a top breeder of Fancy Guppies. I bought it used so it's in good shape. This is a very good book worth getting nice pictures and loads in information everything. I raised Guppies as a teenager when I was younger and thought I knew everything about guppies. This book covers everything from how to get the best guppies for breeding and beyond.

I took pictures below of some of the pretty female guppies in the book to post. They are so pretty they look like males At first glance, nearly anyone would think this is a very nice male guppy. But look at that anal fin- it's a female! I guess if you want to breed nice guppies you should get some females like these from Aquabid a auction like I did. She was already pregnate that's an added bonus.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:15 AM   #4
 
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Here's another picture of a female show guppy from the book I got.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:41 PM   #5
 
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Got Baby fry today!

That mama Black Moscow had baby fry before noon today. Looks like she had over 50! Moved her back without any males to my 55 gal. tank with the other female guppies.All the fry are in a 10 gal. tank now. Now what to do with some of the fry. That"s the problem with livebearers.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:34 AM   #6
 
ahah well u can make money off of them cause im sure they are gonna be beautiful!! that picture of the show guppy is incredible!! and its a female too! how r the fry doing? did u count them??
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:12 PM   #7
 
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Counted fry, She had a 119 babies!

I decided to net the babies and count them today.

I rehomed 17 at a local fish store Kahoots employee wanted to raise the fry

Netted 10 of the babies and put them in my 55 gal . tank as food or some will survive.

I netted 92 babies from my 10 gal. tank as far as I could see . I might have missed a couple extra but that is close.

The grand total in fry came to be 119 fry WOW! To think that she will have about that amount or more next month. Good thing I have a baby angelfish in that tank to control the fry population. No wonder she feels so good now after having so many fry.

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Old 05-24-2010, 07:49 PM   #8
 
oh jeezz!!!
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #9
 
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Wow insane!! I'd love to see some pics!!
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:58 PM   #10
 
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I should have took the pictures when I had the 92 in the plastic hang tote. I have an ad on craigslist as I need to rehome about 70 of them. I'm keeping 20 or so. I have 2 insulated boxes and breather bags but no heat pack. I was asking $5 for 10 baby fry. A good deal as these are show guppies. I found some Black Moscows at a pet store down town they were'nt even close to this qty. The tails were raggy and the color of the males were a bit on the blueish color in the black and were $5 each. I was told these ones went for $50 a pair in a show a few weeks ago. I think I got fish shipped one time U.S.P.S Priority mail and it cost about $6 to ship. The heat packs are about $1.68 each through Ken's Fish supply.If anyone wants to pay for the shipping and a heat pack the 72 hr. kind Priority is 2-3 days so i do not like the 42 hr. just in case they get it on the 3rd. day. baby fry ship well. I shipped fish one other time to someone in San Francisco and he received the fish fine no deaths.

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