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emmers 11-11-2009 09:24 PM

Pregnant Guppy...
 
I bought guppies from the store about 2.5 weeks ago. There is a picture of one of the guppies below. The guppy has continued growing and the "gravid spots" have been getting darker and darker. I am looking for advice. I have a friend willing to to take at least some of the fry if they live but I do not really know what to do. I wasn't planning on having fry and have been trying to figure out more information about what to do. Unfortunately I do not really have the money to buy a whole lot of stuff for her. I have a 5.5 gallon tank with a filter and bubbler. I do not have another tank to put the fry in. I do not have anything for breeding either. I wanted to do it some day when I had the money and time but I don't really have either right now. I have 2 other of the 4 guppies that might also be pregnant but they are not getting as big as this one is.

I am fairly handy so if I can make some of the stuff I need if that is at all possible. I made a sort of container to hang in the tank from a Milk Jug and I can use that if I need to to keep the fry in.

anyways...if you can give any advice it would be appreciated.


I had posted this in the breeding section but no-one is replying...so now I am posting it here...

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joshheat25 11-11-2009 10:13 PM

I have 3 female guppies in my 15 gallon tank. alot of the fry will get eaten, and you won't have to worry about it. the leftover ones survive.

emmers 11-11-2009 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joshheat25 (Post 272534)
I have 3 female guppies in my 15 gallon tank. alot of the fry will get eaten, and you won't have to worry about it. the leftover ones survive.


so do you think some will survive? i have plants and stuff...i feel sort of bad but if i was trying to breed i would have made sure i had all the right stuff for it...but since i the guppy was pregnant when i bought it...there is nothing i can really do...

julem35 01-15-2011 11:06 PM

If you have a large tupperwear or even a large plastic tub, that can serve as a birthing tank, You have already had the fry I see, but in the future it may work. Good Luck and I hope that they were healthy, cute fry!! :-D

Blaxicanlatino 01-16-2011 09:30 PM

could also depend if the tank is heavily planted. I have some adult guppies in my tank and many fry and so far, as far as i can see, the adults have not assualted the fry...yet

Ma xiong 01-18-2011 08:13 PM

tat female guppy looks jus like mine
u can jus let her give birth in the tank and wen u fine the baby guppies
u can net them and put them in the milk jug
tats wat i did but i didn't use a milk jug i had like a 1 gallon


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