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Old 06-23-2013, 07:36 AM   #1
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Guppy gave birth:D

Woke up to 7 new guppies! I've never bred before, so anything I should do? Thanks!
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Woke up to 7 new guppies! I've never bred before, so anything I should do? Thanks!
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A couple of things: Get some Anacharis floated in the tank as soon a you can and start the new fish on a variety of frozen foods. Brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, beef heart, bloodworms, plankton and krill are all good. I like to feed a little minced garlic too. It's high vitamin and a natural food for a strong immune system.

Don't neglect your large, regular water changes. These will keep your fish and plants healthy.

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Hello Jac...

A couple of things: Get some Anacharis floated in the tank as soon a you can and start the new fish on a variety of frozen foods. Brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, beef heart, bloodworms, plankton and krill are all good. I like to feed a little minced garlic too. It's high vitamin and a natural food for a strong immune system.

Don't neglect your large, regular water changes. These will keep your fish and plants healthy.

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+1 to all he said. Especially do not forget water changes because that can be a leading cause in fry deaths. I also feed mine crushed flakes and they love it. Huh, minced garlic? You gotta cut that really small though right?
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A couple of things: Get some Anacharis floated in the tank as soon a you can and start the new fish on a variety of frozen foods. Brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, beef heart, bloodworms, plankton and krill are all good. I like to feed a little minced garlic too. It's high vitamin and a natural food for a strong immune system.

Don't neglect your large, regular water changes. These will keep your fish and plants healthy.

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Thanks! Will give it a go! just been and looked and found 3 more!
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Thanks! Will give it a go! just been and looked and found 3 more!
Fry are really good hiders since they are so small so look in every nook and cranny.
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Fry are really good hiders since they are so small so look in every nook and cranny.
Turns out in the end I have 13!
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+1 to all he said. Especially do not forget water changes because that can be a leading cause in fry deaths. I also feed mine crushed flakes and they love it. Huh, minced garlic? You gotta cut that really small though right?
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Minced garlic comes in a small glass jar. The pieces are small and I use a small spoon to take a little bit out and drop it into the tank. My Guppys and Corydoras really like it. Don't worry, it won't make the water smell.

I feed it once a week or so.


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Hello again Fish...

Minced garlic comes in a small glass jar. The pieces are small and I use a small spoon to take a little bit out and drop it into the tank. My Guppys and Corydoras really like it. Don't worry, it won't make the water smell.

I feed it once a week or so.

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That's pretty cool. I never thought that fish would actually like eating garlic .
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Turns out in the end I have 13!
Nice! That's a good amount of fry from one batch.
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