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Old 11-22-2010, 04:16 AM   #1
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Guppy fry feeding? - advice needed

my guppy gave birth yesterday and ive pirchased some liquifry food for the babys is this enough for them or do they need more to there diet
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:11 AM   #2
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also i have a small tank should i move them into there the onli thing is theres no light or heater bt my temp at hme is 26degrees
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:09 AM   #3
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I just fed my guppy fry crushed up flakes. I had lots of live plants in my tank when I kept guppies so they probably had lots of microorganisms to munch on also.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:34 AM   #4
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+1 for crushed flakes. I believe mine also munch on tiny critters in the plants.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:38 AM   #5
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You can take a pestle and mortar and make your flakes really fine for them. A nice powder will do. Or as Jim said, purchase some live plants. I don't know if you can get hornwort in the UK but that is great. Or if you can find whats called guppy weed.
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:02 PM   #6
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I have used liquid food in the past with success.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:07 PM   #7
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more babies

any advice on how im going to cope with all these babies over 3 days 2 females have given birth to inexcess of 50 babies which are still in the breedin tank any advice would b grately appreciated
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #8
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Live food?
If not then you could raise them and take them back to the LFS
But i would go for live food
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:22 PM   #9
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Leave them in the tank with the parents. If you have cover for the fry some will make it and some will get eaten by the parents. I hate to think about how many guppies I'd have if I saved all the fry. I started with four and now I've got about 100.
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i was thinkin of raising them till they were mayb 2-3 weeks then putting them into the tank wiv my community fish i intend to sell most bk to lfs wen there old enough
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I would check with your LFS soon as most do not buy guppies. They are such prolific breeders that they could just as well grow their own out.
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baby fish it zooplankton so im sure the plants help out a bunch
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:30 AM   #13
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Hey!

My guppies gave birth about a month ago. I started off feeding them on ground flakes (which is did in my fingers) I hear baby brine shrimp is good aswell though. After 3 weeks i let them lose i believe we have lost 2 but the rest have survived. You should be releasing when they reach about 1 inch. Guppies once impregnated can give birth every month give or take a week for almost a year without being impregnated again. I would advise plenty of cover in your main tank and to leave them in there. Hope this helps!
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