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sndurden 03-29-2012 08:54 PM

Yet another pregnant guppy question
 
OK what can I put around the filter in my tank to keep guppy fry from being sucked in? and also what are opinions on making a fry trap out of a plastic bottle or tupperware container???? ( I dont have the extra cash for the plants or a breeder box. plus I am scared they will have the babies while I am at college during the day and then I wont be able to remove the mommas before they eat the fry

afishcalledlinda 03-30-2012 01:11 PM

chances are that they will not be sucked up because the babies stay in plants and in the bottom(not saying it wont happen its just less likly. it doesnt matter if u have her in a birthing net or not because the mom well start to eat them before they are all born.

mollylover 04-06-2012 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by afishcalledlinda (Post 1029928)
chances are that they will not be sucked up because the babies stay in plants and in the bottom(not saying it wont happen its just less likly. it doesnt matter if u have her in a birthing net or not because the mom well start to eat them before they are all born.

If you have some yarn you can make a "spawn mop"..you can get a look on how to make one on youtube..I did this and I saved 3 fry or put some fake plants on top to float good luck.

rmlynn 04-11-2012 09:10 PM

cut any sponge to put it around the filter intake. If you're trying to save the babies, yawn mops are great, hornwort, najas grass, java moss, and really any plant/cover will work.

peachyqui 04-11-2012 09:13 PM

Just so you know, I know you didn't mention this, but don't even think about putting them in a jar or anything. I did that with just one fry thinking it would be fine, forgetting that with gravel in the bottom it would be impossible to move it without it getting crushed. Just a heads up! :)


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