Originally Posted by hennaartist
I can't speak for all Petco stores, but the one near my house keeps the males and females separately.
That doesn't say a thing...
Even if the lfs
keeps them seperately. When they came from a wholesale dealer. You can bet on it that these females have been with males before. Semen can be stored for a long time. Even after a year! Some think it can only be stored for months max. But they can store it literally for over a year. But I do have to say that the quality will be generally less of that long stored semen.
The best thing to do is to go to a private breeder and ask for juvenile or even younger females. But if males and females are kept together also at a young age; those females could already be fertilized. Even when the females are at 4-6 weeks of age, they're already fertile.
I do have virgin females overhere but unfortunately for you I live too far away from you. Otherwise I would've had sufficient virgin females guppies for you.