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Old 06-22-2006, 08:35 PM   #1
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The Guppy fry are here!!

I bought two pregnant female guppies a week ago. I just saw the fry today. There appear to be about half a dozen of them (I'm assuming the mothers ate the rest). I've been feeding them crushed flake about every time I walk by the tank. I've also added tons of hornwort for them to hide in, but for some reason, they stay out in the open.
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Congratulations. Don't feed them everytime you walk by the tank you will end up with an ammonia spike. Feed a few small feedings a day but very small feedings. I usually feed my fry 3-4 times a day at most to avoid ammonia spikes.
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Congratulations. Don't feed them everytime you walk by the tank you will end up with an ammonia spike. Feed a few small feedings a day but very small feedings. I usually feed my fry 3-4 times a day at most to avoid ammonia spikes.
Ok. I'll do it that way. Is crushed flake fine or should I be feeding something else?
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seperate the males from the female as they age, if they start breeding too young, thet develop no color, and look like feeder fish
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No question about it, if you have the time, raise Baby Brine Shrimp and feed the fry those. I have had a batch of molly fry that I fed with flakes and only 5 or 6 out of 20 survived to adulthood. Since I have been feeding them baby brine shrimp I have a survival rate of about 90-95%.

On top of the dramatically higher survival rate, they are usually bigger and a lot healthier. It's too the point now where I feed all my fish baby brine shrimp and they haven't gotten sick since.

Make sure not to overfeed, I did that my first time around and the ammonia spike killed them all.
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