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Old 03-09-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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fry help!

I have had my 14 gallon set about or about 2 weeks now. I have 2 guppies (male and female) for about 8 to 9 days now. I got them know they would reproduce quickly, but was not expecting to have fry already. Im pretty sure the female was prego when we got her. What should I do? Ive been reading up on all this, but got caught of gaurd in a way. Will this situation change how I do my water changes? I also have 4 cardinal tets, a pleco and two african dwarf frogs. Any help and advice would be appreciated.
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Do you have a extra tank If you don't the guppies will probably eat the fry
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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I was going to get a 5 gallon. Is there anything special I need to do for the fry?
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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You need to separate them really or the parents will eat them, you can get small floating separation tanks from the aquatic retailers they are relatively cheap,

I have the same situation I managed to save 5 fry

If you don't separate them the parents or any other fish will gobble them up in a flash!!
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So far we have 3 fry that we can see. Going to make-shift a separator for them. Any special feeding that they need?
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So far we have 3 fry that we can see. Going to make-shift a separator for them. Any special feeding that they need?
Get hikari first bites and then feed brine shrimp after that.
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Thanks everyone! Going to start separating them now.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:55 AM   #8
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Was able to save 5 fry. Been feeding them the first bites. They seem to be doing fine.
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Cool hope you do well
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:42 AM   #10
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Mine had little ones about a week ago I saved 9 first bites also, I'm really looking forward to seeing what colour they are and hope there are lots of males as they are much more colourful!
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Congrats Shane! I'm working on preparing for the next batch. It's pretty exciting, just worried its going to be overwhelming lol.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:13 PM   #13
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Thanks pongeer


I'm the same I have a small 30ltr tank in my kitchen the 8 that survived massively risk overcrowding it!!
And I swear the other female is about to drop! I may have to put them in with my sinspilium cichlid
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Whilst doing a 20% water change the kids came out to play lol
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Are you planning on feeding your cichlid some of the fry from the second batch?
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:38 AM   #16
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I've heard that people do that but I don't think I could bring myself to do it! When i was rounding up the fry to sepperate them i axidentily killed one with yhe net and felt really ba. No I think if I let them fend for themselves in the kitchen tank the parents would probably eat them anyway,
Failing that another new tank? (The wife wouldn't be too happy)
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Ya, I got yeld at when I brought up another tank as well. Unfortunetly it's something I have to do until they are big enough to fend for themselves or I can give them away or to a lfs. A few of my fry are starting to gain color, I also noticed their tail fins starting to take a more distinctive shape. Still hard to see them though
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Glad to say the guppy fry are doing great! On has almost full color. The other 4 are starting to Gain color now. On top of it momma guppy has been prego for about a week now.
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What colour are they? Out of the 9 fry just 7 have made it, they don't have any colour now - they are 3 weeks old now I read they don't really get colour for about 5 weeks
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They are going to be blue and silver. My wife deleted the pictures I had of the mom and dad. They are the same colors though so the fry will be pretty standard. I'll post pictures when I get home. When will I be able to sex them? I've heard a few different things, just not sure.
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