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ZTK412 06-25-2012 10:49 AM

Guppy Help!
I bought 3 guppies from my lfs yesterday and on my was home one of them started giving birth!! The male guppy ate most of them but I saved 8. The next day I went to feed the adult and fry but the mom was dead! She still had a gravid spot but her stomach was small. Does anyone have any idea how she died?? The two other guppies are fine and so is the fry.

kitten_penang 06-25-2012 01:10 PM

which tank was she put in? whats the ratio for the 3 guppies.2 males 1 female or 2 females and1 male?

ZTK412 06-25-2012 02:43 PM

She was put in the 1 gallon to continue having her babies over night. 2 Females - 1 Male

kitten_penang 06-25-2012 04:44 PM

i presume she was alone in the 1 gallon.i think it could be due to stress.was there a filter?

ZTK412 06-25-2012 05:35 PM

There was not a filter, it was a temporary thing to keep her in while the fry where born.

kitten_penang 06-26-2012 10:34 AM

were there at least an air stone?

ZTK412 06-26-2012 10:50 AM

There wasn't an air stone. She ate though.

kitten_penang 06-26-2012 03:16 PM

well i guess you now know why she died.lack of oxygen and stress and possible water issues

ZTK412 06-26-2012 06:07 PM

Thanks for clearing things up for me 6 of her fry are still alive and healthy and I have a batch of platy fry that is due in a few days. Thanks!

kitten_penang 06-27-2012 03:36 PM

you might wanna atleast add a small filter that can't suck the babies in or at least a small air stone for the babies

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