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Old 04-02-2017, 06:10 PM   #1
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Watch "Pregnant red flamingo guppy" on YouTube

When should I put my red guppy to breeder box https://youtu.be/ud9FSxQ79VA . I daily go out for work 10 to 6 and when i am not there i don't want the guppy to give birth and fry being eaten...pls suggest to me when would be the best time to put it in breeder box.
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No money back guarantee on this advice because it can vary for sure. The bottom of their belly will tend to go from rounded to noticeably flattened off. That coupled with getting really wide means she will likely drop within a few days. I use a separate heavily planted 5.5G aquarium rather than a breeder box which seems to stress them out IMO. So it's no big deal if I move her to maternity ward a week early.
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Old 04-03-2017, 01:59 PM   #3
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No money back guarantee on this advice because it can vary for sure. The bottom of their belly will tend to go from rounded to noticeably flattened off. That coupled with getting really wide means she will likely drop within a few days. I use a separate heavily planted 5.5G aquarium rather than a breeder box which seems to stress them out IMO. So it's no big deal if I move her to maternity ward a week early.
Oh i dont have a separate tank.But I have 1.8 gallon fish bowl and a spare air pump.Do u think if I leave my pregnant guppy in that bowl with some lushy grass then it will be good?
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You could also get some plastic mesh, big enough for fries but not for mother. And try and rig something in the fish bowl, or you could section off part of your main tank. Depends on what you have in your main tank though

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Oh i dont have a separate tank.But I have 1.8 gallon fish bowl and a spare air pump.Do u think if I leave my pregnant guppy in that bowl with some lushy grass then it will be good?
That's fine if the water temp is reasonably warm in your small container. As long as there is cover for the fry you won't lose too many. If she drops them in a community tank without thick cover is when you will lose most of the fry. Keep mamma fed until she gives birth. She'll be far less inclined to eat a bunch of them. A cheap floating live plant is good. The fry will usually drop to the bottom for awhile, then many will head to the surface after they get their sea legs. That's when they get picked off.
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That's fine if the water temp is reasonably warm in your small container. As long as there is cover for the fry you won't lose too many. If she drops them in a community tank without thick cover is when you will lose most of the fry. Keep mamma fed until she gives birth. She'll be far less inclined to eat a bunch of them. A cheap floating live plant is good. The fry will usually drop to the bottom for awhile, then many will head to the surface after they get their sea legs. That's when they get picked off.
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I bought some grass from a aquarium shop and IDK which grass it is. I have put it in the fish bowl. Do you think I can place my pregnant guppy in this fish bowl and when the guppy gives birth will all the fries be safe?Click image for larger version

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You could also get some plastic mesh, big enough for fries but not for mother. And try and rig something in the fish bowl, or you could section off part of your main tank. Depends on what you have in your main tank though

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Check out my above pic. I bought some grass and put it in fish bowl. I dont know what type of grass it is. Do you think I can place my pregnant guppy in this bowl?
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Looks a little too dense but sure that could work. Have to give her a little room to swim. There is no 100% safety unless you maintain a physical barrier between momma and her fry. She won't munch them all as she delivers. But after a short recovery it gets dangerous. Keep her well fed of course.
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Check out my above pic. I bought some grass and put it in fish bowl. I dont know what type of grass it is. Do you think I can place my pregnant guppy in this bowl?
Doesn't look bad to me. It may be better if the grass wasn't floating, in my experience fry that are new born tend to stay low. But I don't see any problems with that at all.

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Looks a little too dense but sure that could work. Have to give her a little room to swim. There is no 100% safety unless you maintain a physical barrier between momma and her fry. She won't munch them all as she delivers. But after a short recovery it gets dangerous. Keep her well fed of course.
Daily morning 9am to 8pm I will be out of my house for work and i am scared by the time i return back all the fries might get eaten by the mama. Do think I should keep her in this hatchery box and try to make the fries safe?
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