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Old 12-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Help!!! Guppy twins?!

So my female guppy is dropping fry and these two just came out attached...what do I do? Click image for larger version

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Old 12-18-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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If it were me i would probably euthanize them, if they are joined at the tail.

If they are jointed by the yolk sack then i would leave them and see what happens.
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I don't think there's anything you can do. Are they joined only by the egg sac? There's a possibility that they will separate as it is absorbed if so.
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Yes only joined by the egg sac, are they twins or is that a deformity? Not sure if fish can produce twins or not. Lol
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If they came from one egg, they may be twins. I'm not sure of the proper scientific terminology though so I can't confirm. In order to both be attached to the same egg sac, I'd assume they had to come from a single egg.
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I would leave them and see what happens. They usually absorb the egg sack within a day or two. If the eggs sack is the only thing holding them together they should separate when it is gone. I have seen that happen in tadpoles. I would separate them and see how it goes. You would have confirmed identical twins since they were from the same egg. It would be in interesting science experiment for kids.
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Yes definitely keep them separate from the rest of them and see what they look like. Should be interesting.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:47 AM   #8
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Help!!! Guppy twins?!

Soooo those two I carefully seperate with a surgeon type blade and they both lived and are still alive, I think they 'TWIN' gene for guppies comes from the father bc another of my females bred to the same male had joined twins this afternoon, I took a gamble and up them in 10 gallon NEWBORN tank. I move fry to 30 gallon once they are able swim and hide when I try and suck out with turkey Baster...that's how I get newborns outta large tank as well. Anyways the NEW twins have separated on their own and are alive and kicken it with all my other 3 week/month and under babies!
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