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Old 08-17-2014, 03:48 AM   #1
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I will be setting up a guppy nursery tank and I need to know what to put in it! I heard guppys love playing in the bubbles of a bubble filter! I didn't put any substrate! At all! should I have a live plant in there? Like a marimo moss ball? Or anything that is at PetSmart! I have a lot of pregnant guppies so there will be a LOT of babies! So I need to know when to start selling them! But I can find that online! Ant suggestions on what to put in the nursery? Thanks!Luv4bettas
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Old 08-17-2014, 09:17 AM   #2
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Moss and lots of floating plants that are bunched up like hornwort and elodea will increase the fry survival rate
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:43 PM   #3
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Alright thanks my petsmart sells LOTS of plants
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:28 PM   #4
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Learn the name of the plant first. Some plants have different requirements to others then research what you need.
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Yes I know I'm going to petsmart today to look at the plants and I will look them up!
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:51 PM   #6
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If you can rig a fry tank that would increase the survival rate as well. Live plants help tremendously but you CAN get away with plastic (yuck) as long as it is dense and the fry can hide in it without fear of predation.

Fry like floating plants as mentioned above but I had a tank with anacharis that had strands over 3 feet long. Since the tank was only 16 inches deep a lot of it floated and the fry seemed to like it, plus, I could cut pieces from the longer strands and just stick them in the substrate and they would grow (who doesn't like free plants?). Micro swords, dwarf hairgrass, and bacopa make pretty good fry plants too.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:50 PM   #7
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This is what I breed guppies in. Almost no loss.

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I put my babies into a five gallon, with a whisper filter and let the female go, survival rate 100%


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But you have to separate the fry from the adults or else they will get snacked on


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With all the hornwart in my tank 95% survive and I leave the males and females in. The males are too busy chasing the females to care about the fry.

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