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Old 05-10-2014, 04:56 PM   #1
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My new breeding tank

Hi people I just bought some guppies at my LFS. I am so excited to breed them. Any advice, tips?
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Old 05-11-2014, 12:45 AM   #3
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lots of plants in one area that is compact and dense also some that can hang on the side and 1 male to 2-3 females. you want to give the babies a lot of area to hide in. though most times they wont eat the fry but you still want to have it there for their comfort.
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lots of plants in one area that is compact and dense also some that can hang on the side and 1 male to 2-3 females. you want to give the babies a lot of area to hide in. though most times they wont eat the fry but you still want to have it there for their comfort.

What are you trying to say?
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:13 PM   #5
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Guppies like to make them self feel secure so they will hide in plants to drop their fry. Fry can also hide within the plants to avoid getting eaten.
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Guppies like to make them self feel secure so they will hide in plants to drop their fry. Fry can also hide within the plants to avoid getting eaten.

So what do you want me to do?
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:16 PM   #7
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Just add some plants in your tank for the fry to hide to keep the parents from eating them for population control. Java moss would be a perfect plant! It's really pretty and is an awesome hiding spot
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Just add some plants in your tank for the fry to hide to keep the parents from eating them for population control. Java moss would be a perfect plant! It's really pretty and is an awesome hiding spot

But I have a small tank baby guppy only. Is that ok?
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Oh I thought you had like pregnant females! Then yeah that's perfect!
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:08 AM   #10
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yea but baby guppies will become adults and they still enjoy hiding in plants
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I don't have any bright lights to grow plants. And my tank is too small to put stuff.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:42 AM   #12
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then use fake plants that can fit your tank
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then use fake plants that can fit your tank

I did. Did you see the picture?
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yes what im saying is instead of having them scattered make a bundle of them in one corner.
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yes what im saying is instead of having them scattered make a bundle of them in one corner.

How? Put more stuff in?
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like what I have in this one where the plants are bunched together just use what you have so far.
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Oh. Will fake plants be ok too?
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that pic I posted is all fake so they don't mind I haven't had any luck with real ones except a chain sword XD
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that pic I posted is all fake so they don't mind I haven't had any luck with real ones except a chain sword XD

Ok. But fake one is too expensive...
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what ever you want to use is fine even what you have just make a little jungle in the center of the tank.
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