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Old 05-27-2012, 04:13 AM   #1
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how do guppies breed?

today i bought a guppy for my gf and one of our guppies is starting to chase the new guppy. (not trying to nip on his fins)

so I'm just curious if they are trying to mate or what?
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:55 AM   #2
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It depends, is your new guppy a male or female? What is the sex of the guppy that is doing the chasing?
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i did get male. i wasn't sure of the other one. i was trying to get all males cause i don't want anymore... haha
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:42 AM   #4
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Do you know how to tell them apart?
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Guppies are livebearers that give birth to 5-30 fry every 30 days
The fry are free swimming however should be removed if you want them to survive as the parents will cannibalize fry
The fry can be fed baby brine shrimp, crushed flakes, infusoria, microworms, green water algae, and special prepared fry foods
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I do know like males are more colorful and has longer tails.
I have 2 and one is a yellow one which I know is male.
But I have a lyre tail guppy which its hard to tell. Ill try to take a pic and show you guys. Maybe u guys can tell me
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I do know like males are more colorful and has longer tails.
I have 2 and one is a yellow one which I know is male.
But I have a lyre tail guppy which its hard to tell. Ill try to take a pic and show you guys. Maybe u guys can tell me
Females can be very colorful as well I think it all on the guppy. Males have a gonopodium

Attachment 97007
This is a male


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This is a female
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oh thats so much easier to help me be able to tell.
i guess they just like each other since they follow each other around.
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Just add water.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:56 AM   #10
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If it is sold as a lyre tail and has the two swordlike fins there's a very high chance it is male as the males mostly display the tail whereas the females will just keep the colours. Usually.
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Oh ok thanks! I was able to tell with the pictures as well. I was thinking it was a she cause she was so small And just add water? That's random haha.
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The 'just add water' bit was in reference to how they breed. They have a reputation for being very active in the reproduction department!
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today i bought a guppy for my gf and one of our guppies is starting to chase the new guppy. (not trying to nip on his fins)

so I'm just curious if they are trying to mate or what?
The male will chase the female and when he gets close enough he will point his bottom fin which has now converted into a tube like fin for passing the sperm into the female forward and poke it into her just behind her bottom fin that is it only has to be a split second of touching to impregnate
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With livebearers the male tends to "harass " the females to mate and it can cause stress on her . Sometimes death. I keep one male to every two females . I do see a few babies from them but not many ! Anyway I think yours will probably breed Though since you have one of each sex!! hope I helped
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