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Old 01-23-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Question bout guppies

Hi was just wondering ive got 2 pregnant guppies wud it b ok if I put them both in a separate tank I've got you know take them out the main tank
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If you want to save more fry then yes. Putting the pregnant girls in a separate, cycled(very important), tank is key. Once they drop remove the adults as they'll eat some of the fry. What size are the tanks?
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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If you want to save more fry then yes. Putting the pregnant girls in a separate, cycled(very important), tank is key. Once they drop remove the adults as they'll eat some of the fry. What size are the tanks?
The main tank is 500 litres maybe more it's huge

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And the second tank is not all that big as it was a beginners tank for my children any info I'm very grateful for does she look pregnant to u

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Hi was just wondering ive got 2 pregnant guppies wud it b ok if I put them both in a separate tank I've got you know take them out the main tank
Hello Nat...

You don't necessarily need to move the females if you start feeding more often. Moving the pregnant females can be stressful. Anyway, Guppies are extremely active and need multiple feedings, daily close to fry delivery time. It's been my experience with these fish that well fed adults show little or no interest in the fry.

One other thing, if you don't have floating plants in your tank, you need to get some. I have areas in my planted tanks with a thick growth of floating Water wisteria and Pennywort. Your fry will immediately swim to the surface for air and need a place to hide to feel comfortable and your females need a place away from the other fish in the tank.



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what do you have in your large tank other than your guppies
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what do you have in your large tank other than your guppies
A couple of gouramis n few tetras not many also a male guppy
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Hello Nat...

You don't necessarily need to move the females if you start feeding more often. Moving the pregnant females can be stressful. Anyway, Guppies are extremely active and need multiple feedings, daily close to fry delivery time. It's been my experience with these fish that well fed adults show little or no interest in the fry.

One other thing, if you don't have floating plants in your tank, you need to get some. I have areas in my planted tanks with a thick growth of floating Water wisteria and Pennywort. Your fry will immediately swim to the surface for air and need a place to hide to feel comfortable and your females need a place away from the other fish in the tank.

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I've got plants which have grown to the top of the tank but il get some floating ones today thankyou
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