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Maryrox247 08-13-2009 05:54 PM

Guppy going into labor! HELP!!!
Okay so i breed guppies and have been for a while. One of my females named big momma is giving birth again. ( The last time she gave birth she ate more than half the fry..:blueworry:) So any tips on avoiding that! ( I knwo no matter what i do she WILL eat some but any tips?! ( i have a towel over the tank with the light off right now. she is in a divided breeders net, Breathing VERY fast and freaking out every 10 secs.:shock:

MonsiuerPercy1 08-14-2009 06:26 AM

Take her out as soon as she is finished? Otherwise hope for the best. Good Luck!

Maryrox247 08-14-2009 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by MonsiuerPercy1 (Post 227193)
Take her out as soon as she is finished? Otherwise hope for the best. Good Luck!

thank you for the help but it is while she gives birthh that she gets fresh sushi...:cry:

Oldman47 08-15-2009 07:29 AM

Stuff her birth tank with lots of java moss. She won't be able to follow the fry into the clumps of moss and the fry in thee will survive the predation. If you can't find or don't want java mos, use some floating killie mops. They have the same effect and can be easily removed and dried and stored until needed again.

Rohland 08-21-2009 12:29 AM

if you can maybe for next time there is a breeder trap. and there is a slit the babies fall into, where the mom can't get them...
I dont like these though i think its more stressful for the mom. My platy did not like it.

slattery9104 01-14-2010 01:00 PM

Buying a breeder trap would be the best bet. to keep her as little stressed as possible only put her in when you think she is as clost to giving birth as posible. also take her out during the day and leave the aquraium lights on at night put her in the trap and turn the lights off this is when she's most likely to give birth

pretzelsz 01-14-2010 01:17 PM

the fry swim up the trap though happend with my swordtail Big Mama lol almost same names(i only name important fish)

Jill0 01-14-2010 01:17 PM

I would also recommend a breeder trap.

slattery9104 01-14-2010 02:56 PM

the trap i have is designed so the fry can swim down but cannot swim back up, as soon as i see fry in the bottom of the trap i move them to a breeding net its a big pen like structure made of fine soft mesh where fry have plenty space to live until there big enough to move into the tank

Badidea04 01-20-2010 07:10 PM

get a huge clump of java moss or use a breeding mop for the babies to hind in.

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