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Old 04-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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Question Guppies not breeding

Hello Everyone!I am just wondering why my guppies just won't breed!So I have a 10 gallon with 7 guppies,3 males,4 females,and a few other tetras.The males don't show much intrest in mating,but they still mate a couple of times(Without sucsess).Maybe the females are too young?I had them for a while...Ph is 7.6,and there is no illness in the tank,or problems,except the silver-tip tetras bully sometimes...Please look at pics.

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Old 04-18-2013, 11:56 PM   #2
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The tetras might be stressing the guppies too much I might guess.. Also how long is for a while?
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The tetras might be stressing the guppies too much I might guess.. Also how long is for a while?
2 of them I had for 2 months,the rest of them 1 month ago...
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:10 AM   #4
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If you really want to breed the guppies make it a species only tank, make sure you have plenty of live plants in there to help the fry hide. Do some research and take your time.
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I started with 6 guppies 4 mths ago, now have 100+

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:09 AM   #6
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I was told if you want to breed guppies. It's 3 female for every male.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:16 AM   #7
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What's the temp in the water. They like it to b warm. I always keep mine about 78-82 degrees. I use a heater to help keep that temp. Sometimes it helps to to keep the light off or should I say it seems to help. As well I have better luck by putting the fry in a separate tank till the get big enough else the adults may eat the fry.
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I always kept my guppies in unheated tanks (66F to 74F), and they bred and lived longer than at higher temps. They do grow a bit slower and there gestation time is longer, but there is also less illness.
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They most likely are breeding, the fry are just being eaten. I had tetras in with mollies and the tetras were eating the fry. They usually deliver in the morning hours, and the tetras were biting and following the female as she gave birth. Try adding in hornwort, and have a HEAVILY planted portion/area of the tank. I use one corner of the tank and pile a bunch of plastic plant, plus a lot of plants floating because they hide near the surface. The female also will hide while she gives birth. You need to add more cover for the babies.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #10
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well..there is no signs of change on the gravid spot...
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