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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:09 am Post subject: Breeding Guppy Reply with quote

 -Guys,after  several  several  days  of  searching,i  finally  found  "female"  guppies  at  1  LFS.
 -but  unfortunately  of  simple  mixed  breed.
 -anyways  i  just  wanted  few  females  for  the  males  in  my  tank.
 -bought  only  2  as  it  was  difficult  identifying  them  with  many  being  juvenile  &  also  the  odd  location  of  the  tank  in  the  LFS.
 -Plus  i  did  not  find  the  water  maintained  properly  and  it  had  1  dead  fish  lying  in  the  tank  (not  guppy).
 -I  dont  have  an  extra  tank  for  quarantine.so  for  now  i  have  kept  them  in  a  bowl,to  observe  them  for  few  days.My  main  concern  here  is  i  cant  maintain  water  temp  in  the  bowl.&  the  water  gets  cold.
 -They  are  already  pregnant  and  have  gravid  spots.
 -Both  look  healthy  as  of  now.&  behave  normal  too.
 
 1)  Please  help  me  with  the  quarantine  process.
 2)  Also  is  it  safe  if  they  give  birth  in  my  community  tank?I  know  the  fry  wont  survive,but  will  the  other  fish  have  any  problem  if  they  eat  the  fry?I  will  try  my  hand  at  breeding,but  for  that  i  need  to  grow  some  moss  in  my  tank.I  cannot  have  a  seperate  tank  in  my  house  as  this  community  tank  itself  is  against  my  parents'  wish.   Sad  
 
 
Thanks  in  advance.
 
 Really  difficult  to  take  a  photograph  as  they  are  in  a  bowl  and  i  just  have  a  cellphone...but  better  something  than  nothing  :  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Fishes  already  in  my  community  :
 -Rummy-nose  :  2  females,  4  males
 -Cherry  barb  :  both  females
 -Guppy  :  both  males
 -Neon  tetras  :  3  females  and  3  males
 -Rosy  tetras  :  1  male  and  1  female  
 
 Tank  dimensions  (In  cms)  :
 
 60  X  30  X  30
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:36 am Post subject: Re: Breeding Guppy Reply with quote

 The  other  fish  in  the  tank  wont  have  any  problem  eating  the  fry,  actually  they  may  just  enjoy  it!   Very Happy   Breeding  guppies  is  very  easy,  keep  more  females  as  compared  to  males.  2-3  females  per  male.  Guppy  fry  aren't  very  fast,  so  yeah  most  of  them  may  not  survive,  unless  you  have  a  lot  of  hiding  place(moss,  rocks,etc).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:47 am Post subject: Re: Breeding Guppy Reply with quote

 Well,  You  can  just  about  manage  even  in  a  bucket  with  proper  equipment.  When  the  aim  is  to  observe  the  fishes,  then  we  use  a  glass  tank.  If  you  just  want  them  to  breed,  you  just  need  the  right  parameters.
 As  for  the  temperature,  I  havent  seen  guppies  die  off  because  the  water  was  too  cold.  Where  do  you  live?
 
 A  very  easy  method  to  breed  them  would  be:
 Arrange  a  bucket,  preferably  a  translucent  one.
 Fill  the  bottom  with  glass  marbles.
 Put  in  some  hardy  plants  like  cabomba  or  valisneria.
 Put  the  bucket  in  the  balcony  or  somewhere  which  receives  some  amount  of  sunlight  daily,  say  about  2-4  hours.
 Keep  check  on  the  temperature.  If  you  want  you  can  add  a  thermostat.
 Now  add  the  fishes.
 Leave  them  for  about  1-2  weeks.
 If  you  notice  the  female  has  given  birth  then  remove  the  female  and  male  asap.If  nothing  after  weeks,  then  try  with  different  couple.
 Leave  the  fry  to  mature.
 
 Since  the  bucket  receives  sunlight.  There  should  be  algae  in  it  for  the  fry  to  eat.  So  that  will  pretty  much  leave  you  with  20-30  guppies!
 This  list  is  not  completely  accurate.  You  may  find  something  better  on  course  when  you  implement  it.  And  you  may  even  find  some  flaws.  But  that  is  upto  you   Chuckle
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:42 pm Post subject: Re: Breeding Guppy Reply with quote

 Thanks  a  lot  Angad  and  Ashwin  for  the  valuable  guidance!   Hug  
 @Ashwin  :  I  live  in  Pune.
 
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:48 am Post subject: Re: Breeding Guppy Reply with quote

 that  female  with  the  orange  tail  looks  like  she  might  have  some  pretty  babies.  ...  they  look  quite  nice,  dont  think  they  are  'mixed',  you  never  know.  let  us  know  what  happened  once  u  have  followed  ashwin's  advice  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:33 pm Post subject: Re: Breeding Guppy Reply with quote

 I  have  added  both  the  females  to  my  community  tank.The  tetras  have  started  nipping  at  guppy  tails  (for  1st  time  after  7  months!)  so  had  to  transfer  1  male  guppy  to   a  bowl.Have  provided  ample  cover  using  rocks,plastic  plant  &  driftwood.Will  be  adding  floating  plants  when  i  get  them.The  females  are  small  in  size  as  compared  to  the  2  male  guppies.
 
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:00 pm Post subject: Re: Breeding Guppy Reply with quote

 for  me  breeding  guppies  is  so  easy  these  days  Razz  i  got  these  two  super  huge  guppies  (black  and  yellow)  and  left  with  them  with  like  half  a  dozen  Male  guppies.
 Every  month,  there  are  like  60  guppy  babies  ,  and  neons,guppies  themselves  gobble  them  down,  though  i  ve  saved  some  100  odd  guppy  fry  with  me..
 ive  put  a  few  in  pico  planted  now  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:23 pm Post subject: Re: Breeding Guppy Reply with quote

 yes  it  is  easy,  i  bough  some  guppies  as  feeders  for  my  oscars.  
 
 for  got  to  feed  them  for  few  days  and  then  decided  to  keep  them  in  separate  can.  added  hydrillas  and  two  weeks  later  saw  fries  along  with  the  guppies..  yes  they  do  not  survive  unless  they  are  separated  and  reared  separately.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:50 am Post subject: Re: Breeding Guppy Reply with quote

 @nick993
 Dear  friend  keeping  two  females  with  half  a  dozen  males  sure  must  be  putting  the  females  under  a  lot  of  physical  and  mental  pressure.   Would  it  not  be  better  to  reduce  the  nuMber  of  males?  just  suggestion  
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:48 pm Post subject: Re: Breeding Guppy Reply with quote

 The  orange  one  is  a  young  male  that  has  not  developed  the  gonopodium.  The  female  looks  like  a  half  black  but  not  rich  enough  since  it  is  also  young  and  poorly  fed.  The  finnage  however  will  not  be  long  enough.  Next  time  when  you  take  a  visit,  look  for  females  that  display  mild  hues  of  greens  and  blues.  These  will  give  offsprings  of  distinguished  hues.
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