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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:43 am Post subject: Re: Red eye guppy dying Reply with quote

 @DRDHEEP
 
 What  types  of  guppy  strains  your  LFS  normally  keeps?  because  Pure  strains  guppies  are  expensive,  As  you  rightly  said,  keeping  only  male  guppies  will  reduce  your  chances  of  getting  next  better  generation  guppy  from  Line  breeding  /  in  breeding  techniques.
 
 Other  reason  could  be  purely  because  Guppy  males  are  colourful  &  attractive  &  females  are  normally  dull.  So  probably  your  LFS  is  not  keeping  female  guppies.  However,  some  of  the  guppy  pure  strains  are  really  good  in  colors.
 
 I  have  2  Pure  Albino  red  females,  one  red  lace  snakeskin  &  one  yellow  snakeskin  female  which  I  managed  to  get  from  my  very  trusted  LFS  &  they  are  really  good  in  colors  if  you  compare  normal  guppy  females.
 
 If  you  are  looking  to  breed  guppies  &  that  too  for  a  quality  strain,  I  would  strongly  suggest  to  get  the  stock  from  either  a  trusted  LFS  or  from  reputed  guppy  breeder.
 
 Some  LFS  store  dont  even  understand  the  basic  reason  why  male  &  female  guppies  from  such  precious  strains  are  kept  seperate.  Keeping  or  Mixing  these  guppies  with  other  'not  so  good'  guppies  will  more  or  less  result  in  poor  offspring...
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:28 pm Post subject: Re: Red eye guppy dying Reply with quote

 Choosing  healthy  fish  from  LFS  is  a  key  to  having  a  healthy  tank.
 If  you  see  dead  fish  in  LFS  tank,  don't  buy  the  fish,  it  is  as  simple  as  that.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:56 pm Post subject: Re: Red eye guppy dying Reply with quote

 dear  i  simply  suggest  u  plzz  chkk  the  PH  of  the  water  at  your  end  and  compare  with  tht  water  in  which  the  fish  is  staying  in  LFS  shop...my  personal  experience  ...recently  i  imported  some  16  pcs  of  red  eye  chillie  red  body  guppy  from  Singapore  ...they  told  me  tht  there  water  is  7.2  and  also  at  my  end  water  is  7.2  when  i  got  the  fishes  from  the  airport  the  time  was  2.30  am  and  on  return  i  simply  pour  them  in  a  2.5ft   Bare   tank  with  tht  same  water  from  them  never  temperate  at  tht  early  morning  and  still  now  they  r  all  fine  with  no  filter  just  siphon  the  the  droppings  every  7  days  and  icing  on  the  cake  rescued  17  fries  from  the  tank....so  best  plzz  chk  the  ph  and  thts  all  
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:21 pm Post subject: Re: Red eye guppy dying Reply with quote

 i  recommend  to  keep  guppies  male  female  ratio  as  1:4.  it's  their  natural  requirement.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:49 pm Post subject: Re: Red eye guppy dying Reply with quote

 So  guppy  varieties  should  not  be  mixed  to  prevent  inbreeding?  Does  that  mean  a  tank  should  contain  only  one  variety?
 Also  want  to  know  if  guppies  will  eat  RCS  shrimplets
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