Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-03-2006, 11:11 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: King of Prussia, PA
Posts: 531
Send a message via AIM to jasno999 Send a message via MSN to jasno999
Waht are the perfect tank conditions for the Fancy Guppy?

I have a 10 gallon that jsut came out of storage cause I have a kenyi cichlid that was mouthbrooding. I wanted to move them to this tank after they hatched but I am coming to the conclusion that well there is probably little chance of me gettign to those newborns before they are eaten or hidden in the plants that are in the tank.

So my 10gallon was filled and ready but had nothing in it. Will leave the cichlids in the larger tank and see how it goes.

So I figured I would add 2 femal and one male guppy to the tank. IT is barebottom with some PVC piping a few focks and some fake plants. Really nothing to it cause I don't want to go crazy with this tank. I sort of want to jsut breed some live bearers and either sell them to the LFS if I can or feed them to my other fish.

I have a RO water purifier with DI cartrige so the water I put in this tank is really clean stuff. I also added some PH buffer to get the level around 8.o or so. I am jsut wondering what all the paramertrs should be to optimize the guppy breeding and livability in the tank.
__________________

__________________
jasno999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Calgary
Posts: 1,835
Send a message via ICQ to SerLunchbox Send a message via AIM to SerLunchbox Send a message via MSN to SerLunchbox Send a message via Yahoo to SerLunchbox
Personally, i would go with some neutral pH water that you have and then go from there. Guppies are one of the few species of fish that actually do well with some of that aquarium salt in its water as they do better in water with a very slight amount of salinity to it. I have personally found that adding just a small amount made them more prolific then regular tap water.

With guppies, you will need a way so that when the babies are hatched that they can go into a safe area of the tank because mom and dad (or anyone else) will tend to eat them. This would be a perfect scenario for one of 2 situations. You do that natural selection tank OR you get a small mesh breeding net and scoop the fry into that (or place the mother in the net and take her out once the fry are hatched.)

2 females and 1 male would be the best for guppies. Be sure to get ones that look very healthy with great looking tails on the male and the females should at least somewhat resemble the males (if you want to match it up with the same or very similar species.)
__________________

__________________
Lunchbox ... "i'm a man, but i can change, if i have to, i guess"

Tankless ... for now ... until i find what i really want (and what the wife lets me get!)
SerLunchbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 03:16 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: King of Prussia, PA
Posts: 531
Send a message via AIM to jasno999 Send a message via MSN to jasno999
Thanks. I have kept guppies before but now that I have the means to provide really good water and I am more into water parameters than in the past I would like to do what I can to give them a really nice environment to live in. That way they will probably reproduce more.

Since the tank is just an extra that I have I am going bare bottom and I have just a few items like a rock with some plastic plants in it and a little ornament. I also used some 1” long and ¾” diameter PVC tube connectors to male a structure of PVc. I figure that will give the fish some places to hide. Not idea for babies but it is better than nothing.

May devise a cheap way to make sure the babies don’t all get eaten.
__________________
jasno999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
condition, fancy, guppy, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fancy Guppy Questions flip_lx Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 4 10-08-2006 05:26 PM
Bloated Fancy Guppy? emilyd Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 10-16-2005 01:17 PM
Filtration For Fancy Guppy Tank bobtrop General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 10-13-2004 08:28 PM
Fancy Guppy and Platies?? anttna Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 12-04-2003 01:36 PM
Fancy Guppy? HOLLIEO Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 08-06-2003 05:27 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.