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Old 07-26-2015, 04:09 PM   #1
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Guppies

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I think my female guppy is pregnant after 1-2 months of being alive! Is this possible I thought they couldn't reproduce as early as this! She is in a 10 gallon with 4 males i am in the process of getting some more female guppies. A week ago the males didn't even notice her but now they are going crazy! she has a mini dark spot near where the gravid spot should be should I add a divider to put males on one side and future females on the other side? I will put some pictures later.

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Nitrate 0
Ammonia 0
Ph 7
Nitrite 0
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:08 PM   #2
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Guppies can become pregnant very early, its quite possible. Just keep an eye on her.
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:21 PM   #3
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How can your nitrates be at 0? Unless its the only fish in a big tank and you do water changes a ton? I don't think thats accurate...


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Old 08-02-2015, 11:28 PM   #4
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The usual ratio for live bearers is usually 3 females for a male to not stress out the female.

Anyways, it makes sense you should have at least a little nitrate.
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Old 08-03-2015, 10:43 AM   #5
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I had an incomplete cycle at first so for the first week I did wc every other day


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Old 08-03-2015, 10:48 AM   #6
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10-25% so not too much but enough to get bad stuff out


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Old 08-04-2015, 12:48 AM   #7
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Oh ok.


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Lol I know your still a little suspicious😅😅😅


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Old 08-04-2015, 01:15 AM   #9
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I believe that its what you think is going on. I don't have alternative suggestions, but i do think its weird that you have 0 of everything. That would make it seem like you just started the tank a few hours before you took the readings, because if it was cycling it would either have ammonia or nitrite, depending on how far along it was.


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Old 08-04-2015, 02:01 AM   #10
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My 10g tank is 3 months old and I have 4 adult guppies, 4 pygmy corys and about 15 two day old fry in there.
Just did a test (doing PWC tomorrow) and my params were:
0 Nitrite
0 Nitrate
0 ammonia
Ph 7.4
GH 5
KH 4
Its a planted tank (no C02).
And yes I shake that nitrate #2 bottle like crazy.
So its possible!


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I might be missing something here, very possible.

But how the heck can nitrates be at 0? With fish in there it shouldn't ever be at 0...


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I have lots of plants that like nitrates. I'm not complaining!


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I guess plants could make sense

I wouldn't complain either 😂😂


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It could make sense, but it doesn't seem right. Is it even possible to achieve perfect balance between bio load and plants that take care of nitrate? If everything is 0, stop doing wc.

Else, what are your plants nutrients?
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It could make sense, but it doesn't seem right. Is it even possible to achieve perfect balance between bio load and plants that take care of nitrate? If everything is 0, stop doing wc.

Else, what are your plants nutrients?
See this thread here:
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I can take a picture if you want I have a ton of hornwort and Java moss in there gonna get some more too ill give a pic when I return from my trip as I'm in another country


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The usual ratio for live bearers is usually 3 females for a male to not stress out the female.
This goes for most common known livebearers but not all of them. I'm keeping and breeding several kinds of livebearers for over 40 years by now. There are lots of livebearers which can be kept on a ratio of 1:1.
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