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post #11 of 28 Old 03-17-2010, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks :)
So she is in the big tank and he is in the breeder net for now. NO MOVING UNTIL BABIES!!

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"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
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post #12 of 28 Old 03-17-2010, 03:18 PM
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If you have the room in your tank you may want to consider getting a couple more females. That would reduce the harassment from the male on the one female. Of course then you will be having more babies. But the gouramis would help with population control.

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post #13 of 28 Old 03-17-2010, 03:37 PM
I hope she has her babies now that you moved the male!! I'm trying that with my molly's right now. I just moved my male to the breeder tank and I'm hoping that she will give birth now that he's not mating with her and harassing constantly!! I don't have a ton of room in my tank, it's a 29 gal, and I want to keep some of the fry, so I'm adopting out my male balloon molly to a good home. That way when the molly's are done giving birth, over the next several months, I wont have to worry about anymore babies! Post pics as soon as she has them!!!
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If you have the room in your tank you may want to consider getting a couple more females. That would reduce the harassment from the male on the one female. Of course then you will be having more babies. But the gouramis would help with population control.
Yep, I'm pretty fully stocked but I could probably squeeze one more in.

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I hope she has her babies now that you moved the male!! I'm trying that with my molly's right now. I just moved my male to the breeder tank and I'm hoping that she will give birth now that he's not mating with her and harassing constantly!! I don't have a ton of room in my tank, it's a 29 gal, and I want to keep some of the fry, so I'm adopting out my male balloon molly to a good home. That way when the molly's are done giving birth, over the next several months, I wont have to worry about anymore babies! Post pics as soon as she has them!!!
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Thanks! I hope so too. I have a lot ants in my pants about this :P
I hope your molly has babies soon too!

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"Someone should write a book about guppies called 'Everyone Poops. And Then Everyone Tries to Eat the Poop Because They Think It's Food.'"
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If you have the room in your tank you may want to consider getting a couple more females. That would reduce the harassment from the male on the one female. Of course then you will be having more babies. But the gouramis would help with population control.
i had a HUGE blue gourami and the guppy fry would swim and hide behind her......she never ate them tho :):):)

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Tee hee. That's cute. Did she even notice them?

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she would look at them...but ignore them....but my adult fish wouldnt go near her so the fry are ok :):):)

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post #18 of 28 Old 03-29-2010, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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BABIES!!
I came home from spring break and there are 7 babies in there! They're so cute! <3
I put mama back in the big tank, along with a new female. She's still huge as ever, but I guess that's just guppies for you.
I have no idea how many she ate but I'm glad I have 7 very healthy and perfectly formed babies!

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post #19 of 28 Old 03-30-2010, 11:32 PM
Yay babies!! I'm so happy for you!
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post #20 of 28 Old 03-31-2010, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I tried taking photos, but they don't show up! Too tiny. I'll put up pictures when they're bigger.
How's the molly?

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