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sleeper69 07-23-2013 09:47 PM

Help Guppy having babys need advice asap!
 
where an what should I get other then A BREEDING tank some good hiding plants decorations , wal mart? target , pets mart and petco are closed!!

henningc 07-26-2013 05:55 PM

Put in some coffee cups on their side and they will hide in the dark ones

DragonFyre14 07-26-2013 06:06 PM

just add lots of obstacles and small places. if there are places for the fry to hide where the parents cant get them, at least a few will survive. when you get a chance I would suggest getting a breeding net. Penn Plax has a good one

Vpaw 07-26-2013 06:16 PM

+1 for the breeding net.


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avraptorhal 07-26-2013 07:04 PM

How do you net them? It is very difficult to even see them let alone net them. I got a surprise spawn of platys. I didn't know they were there until several showed up swimming free. They were able to hide in the jungle in the tank I guess.

Vpaw 07-26-2013 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by avraptorhal (Post 2649970)
How do you net them? It is very difficult to even see them let alone net them. I got a surprise spawn of platys. I didn't know they were there until several showed up swimming free. They were able to hide in the jungle in the tank I guess.

Well a breeding net just hangs on the side of your tank as an extra tank.

As for how to capture them, it's much easier if you lift or take out the decor for the time, and just look closely, they're good hiders, if you have gravel then sometimes they'll hide in the cracks!


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DragonFyre14 07-27-2013 12:57 PM

it definitely takes a while. I don't like putting my females into breeding nets or anything to give birth so I have to catch the survivors out of my 29 gallon, and it takes me a good 5 minutes per fry I see. It takes some patience and you have to be able to focus on one fry at a time. :)
Taking decor out would most likely help some.


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