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Old 11-20-2005, 11:52 PM   #1
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When to transfer guppy.

My guppies had babies awhile ago and i wanted to know at what size i could transfer it over with the regular sized guppies? It's already too big to be eaten by the other fish.

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Old 11-21-2005, 06:53 AM   #2
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As soon as they're big enough not to get eaten anymore you can transfer them back to the others. Congrats on your guppy fry!
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:03 PM   #3
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i usually change mine over at the first sign of colour. by the time they get colour it usually means they are big enough not to be eaten. i have had many guppy births recently and all have survived i am starting to get better at the whole being a dad thing lol.
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Congrats Joey. I have 3 baby guppies myself so I know how you feel!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:47 PM   #5
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Lol, thanks. What happens if i didn't change them? Will they stay small or something? I had two babies die recently and i couldn't find anything wrong. 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:52 AM   #6
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Old 11-22-2005, 11:21 AM   #7
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Sorry, I don't know.
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I stopped removing babies (baby guppies at least) and plenty still survive, and they seem to be generally healthier. I have lots of hornwort, anchored and floating. Expect some babies to die. Live birth is traumatic, and they develop rapidly, so there is more chance for problems.
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Old 11-22-2005, 04:50 PM   #9
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Hmmmmmmm, if i don't transfer them at the size thier supposed to be transferred will it stunt thier growth?
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:20 PM   #10
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from my experience guppies that u breed yourself are generally smaller anyway so i dont think it will stunt their growth. i currently have about 30 guppies and have never had a death. most of them are only about a month old. if u want more babies to survive dont put the mother in a breeding box. i found that i only get still borns when i move the mother because it startles her and causes the trauma.when u think one is going to pop keep the tank dark and check as often as possible that way the babies are born into the regular tank but since it is dark they cant be seen so they wont be eaten. once she lets them all out just catch them with a net and then put them in their own tank or a breeding box. u will loose a few but they will be stronger than if they were born in a breeding box. i am going to stop catching mine because i am running out of room lol. or i will catch them to give to my angle lol good luck to you
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hey i was wondering, if u dont take the fry out of the tank will they survive? cuz i was thinking about getting a 30 gal n having guppies in there (along with other fish but) and i keep seeing stuff about people becoming overpopulated and i was wondering if u can control that
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simply put a fish in the 30 gal that will consume the guppies. if u dont want over population just get an angle to go in the tank he will do a good job. and overpopulation is a very difficult thing to accomplish because virtually anything will eat guppy fry. u have to have a whole lot of really good hiding places for all those guppies to survive.
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