Originally Posted by jill530
Ok i will talk to them. I have a 5.5 gallon that i set up for sick fish. Should i move them to that until they reach an age where i could sell/give them to the LFS
You can leave them where they are since you have hiding places. The other guppies will certainly try to eat some.
I do recommend putting them in another tank if you have one set up and cycled. You would want to acclimate them to the tank as you would any other fish. You can simply float them in a bag if needed. The reason I suggest this is because guppy fry prefer and do best at higher temperatures than adults and they also need to be fed more often. Keeping them in your tank will invariably mean putting things off balance if you feed the fry as often as you should. If your QT has a heater set it to around 80 before you transfer the fry. Acclimate the fry to this temperature. Alternately, you could acclimate them first and then slowly increase the temperature no more than 1 degree per hour/two. They should be fed crushed flake food or first bites...as other have suggested, 5 times a day, or as often as you can make time for if this is too difficult. They are small, so they don't need much each feeding. Just alot of feeding times.
Also, be sure they get some light as it ensures thay they develop properly. Without light guppy fry can develop spine deformations. Yuck.
And once they are big enough, you should be able to give them to your LFS
. Some will even pay you a fee for accepting them as feeders. Check around if you plan to do this. Not everyone pays.