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Old 02-18-2007, 02:50 PM   #21
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just got to tell you all just how hardy my guppies were i got them when they were fry i had a 4 gal tank no heater no filter nothing to treat the water with and goldfish flakes to feed my 2 guppies and these to fish were actually healthy and very fat i used to wait till the water went brown n stank out my room befor i cleaned the tank when i cleaned them out i used to catch them in a net then put them in shot galsses then put them back in freezing cold water i no im sick but this was befor i new nything about fish i didnt even no what type of fish they were these fish actually lived for over 2 years and only came to an end when 1 jumped out the shot glass and when under the floor bords and i gave the other 1 to my friend and it died there also i had canal fish in there from a fishing trip i actually feel sick about what i did i cant believe they lived so long but they did take well over a year to reach full size <<<<< sory about the punchuation im lazy

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Old 02-26-2007, 04:19 PM   #22
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I had another female drop 14 fry in total. Again I wasn't there to see her give birth but hopefully I will soon. I released my first two fry into the main tank and they seem to be doing fine.

Thanks again for all your advice after I get good at guppy breading, I want to move on to a non-livebearing fish. Any ideas what would be the next logical step after breading guppies?
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:26 PM   #23
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Bettas are relativly easy to get to breed, you just have to do your research and plan for it. I have not yet succesfully raised betta fry, but my next door neighbor has. My GBR's just spawned last night, so that is what I am working on right now.
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:40 PM   #24
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Yer I'd thought about betta's and i spoke to the guy at my LFS about it. I was really keen but space and money are huge issues for me as I'm 15 and only have a small room. I had a female betta and she was awesome and it is something i really want to do. I've asked on this forum about space requirements for bettas and it just seems as though there is noway that I could make room .

Any other possible fish that would be good for a beginner to breed?
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:51 PM   #25
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I can't think of anything else that wouldn't take too much space to breed/raise the young. My gbrs spawned without any sort of conditioning from me (i thought they were too young still), but I am now having to make a tank change sooner than I was planning to raise the young.
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:00 PM   #26
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Well I'm really happy with my guppies right now. I guess its just the thing with this hobby you always want to get another fish. I guess ill just have to try and convince my parents to get a large tank downstairs somewhere . Unfortunately they dont share my passion for the hobby so I doubt I will be successful sure as hell wont stop me trying though lol.
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:39 PM   #27
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right. Hey, I understand your limitations. Thankfully, I have my own place, though it is quicky filling up my 1br apartment. I am actually having to get rid of a chair in my bedroom to be able to fit the tank I am getting today. I never used it anyway, it just gets laundry piled on it instead.
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