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Old 04-06-2012, 05:19 AM   #1
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Guppy Fry

Got 2 guppies almost about to give birth. Can I put the females in a small tank by themselves and cover the floor with java moss so when the babies are born they will fall into the moss instead of getting eaten or being born in a breeder box.
Would this work or should i do something else?
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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That should work fine, and it's a better alternative than a breeder box for sure.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:52 AM   #3
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Omg you're brilliant.. I really need to order Java Moss now.... What is best place?
I have 4 females in a 20g L due any time....
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There are some alternatives that work, but I like java moss mostly because it's a live plant and it harbors lots of microorganisms. But in a pinch you can also use yarn, or even those large flat glass marbles. Google 'spawning mop' to see how to make an effective hiding spot for fry.
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I had bought a female guppy and four days later she had 35 fry, I didn't have time to buy moss so I bought a fake plant from Petsmart for 12$ it worked perfect!

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You may also want to float some moss. Fry could be chased up and have nowhere to go, I've watched it happen with my livebearers, unfortunately I was too slow to sad the little guy
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