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FroggLVR 02-17-2008 06:26 PM

Not quite sure...Prego Guppy
Apologizing in advance for fish cruelty!!!

I bought two guppies from the store not realizing that one was male and the other female, I assumed they were both female because they were from the same tank. After doing some research turns out I have a male and a female. She has given birth now in my 5 gallon tank three times now and every time I put the fry into my 10 gallon tank which has a knife fish and a tiger barb (currently in the process of cleaning entire tank...thats another topic). So anyways, I've been placing my fry into the 10 gallon and obviously the fry don't survive.

Well she is pregnant again for the fourth time and I'm not around to care for them because I am off at college. So I've left my mother to tend to my tanks until I am able to come home.

Here is my dilemma, my mom refuses to put the fry into the 10 gallon but I can't afford to have all these babies taking up space in my little 5 gallon. I've let 3 babies from previous births stay in the tank and I have a frog who is cripple and barely can eat the food before the guppies devour it. So like I said I can't afford to feed all these mouths without killing my frog.

I dont want babies in my tank and I'm getting quite frustrated with the two mature male and female guppies. The other three little guppies are not mature to have babies yet.

What do I do!!!??? I can't afford to set up another tank for my sex driven guppies.

loren99 02-17-2008 06:29 PM

wait 1-4 weeks and then they will be safe

willow 02-29-2008 05:34 PM

well this post is a few days old now..............however i presume
that things have not changed.
is there any chance that your mom would take the unwanted fish
to the pet store ?
i would even suggest the female guppy,because she can still
produce fry even without the male there.

mesapod 03-01-2008 12:24 PM

you should post some picutre of your guppies :D

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