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Ma xiong 10-11-2010 04:28 PM

HELP with my new fancy guppies
i got some fancy guppies 2 days ago n i am trying to breed them
i can't get them to acept each other
i am trying to get a new color
got 3 fancy guppies
male-yellow color
bigger female-bluish body and blue spotted tail
smaller female-halfblack
got any tips on breeding them

kitten_penang 10-11-2010 04:35 PM

you got them 2 days ago and you want to force them to mate??? slow down it doesnt work that way. i bet it's a new tank as well. the water needs to be in good condition and the females have to be ready and willing before they can mate. don't worry too much guppies don't have to have a certain partner.when the females pregnant the males will chase her all over the tank.theres no need for you to force them to except each other.its just silly to do that.

Ma xiong 10-11-2010 04:45 PM

thanks alot will do tat
just wonderin how the babys will turn out

kitten_penang 10-11-2010 05:01 PM

the baby's come out alive and will be able to swim straight away. make sure theres is floating plants on the top of the water for them too hide or the parents or other fish will eat them.

Ma xiong 10-11-2010 05:04 PM

ok i got tons of plants

n i got a question
my fish is acting kinda wierd the blue bigger female keeps shaking her body at night
n my yellow male keeps like diving at the gravel and swimmilng up he only does tat sometimes

kitten_penang 10-11-2010 05:08 PM

look out for white spots on the fish. it's called ich and it's very common but if you don't cure them they will die. warm water usually keeps ich at bay. leave the lights on to heat the tank. use a thermometer and see whats the temp like. plants hate warm water make sure it doesn't go above 30

Ma xiong 10-11-2010 05:12 PM

i observed them this morning and last night there wasn't any white spots
and the smaller females gravid spot is dark
the bigger female dose't have a gravid spot

Ma xiong 10-11-2010 05:35 PM

so is my smaller half black female pregnant or not?

kitten_penang 10-12-2010 03:02 AM

well in some cases the gravid spot will be nearly black and the fish will swell like a will find the male nippig at her side.thats when she will give birth to new babies.

no gravid spot=no preggie

Ma xiong 10-12-2010 03:27 PM

yea she has a gravid spot when i bought her

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