Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 07-28-2004, 09:15 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: ohio,usa
Posts: 38
Send a message via AIM to angeleyes88_88 Send a message via MSN to angeleyes88_88 Send a message via Yahoo to angeleyes88_88
where are my baby guppies

my fish store guy said it should be soon but no babies yet... one is farther along then the other, unless one has alot of babies and the other has accouple tricky fish.. i have read that its best to take the mom out of the tank and have places for the babies to hide. i have two of those little qt type tanks that hang in side the tank for heat.. should i put the moms in their own little in side hanging tank? if so should i put gravel in? is there anything you have to do to get them to drop their babies? any help would be great my baby mollies where alittle surprise in the middle of night.. so i didnt get to plain anything before their birth didnt even know my fish was pg so i might have lost some before i found them

angeleyes88_88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 10:15 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Troy, Michigan
Posts: 253
I’m not sure what size tank you have or your filter setup, but the best advice I can give you is don’t worry about it. I don’t use those breading traps any more, nor do I separate the mother from the fry. Giving birth is very stressful on guppy females. Keeping them in the main tank helps reduce that. I have a heavily planted tank and put sponges over my filter intakes. I do loose some fry, but that’s part of the game. It’s best to let nature take its course, survival of the fittest and smartest.

As for when she is going to drop, it’s almost impossible to tell. There are to many factors to influence this, temp, food, and water condition. A general rule is that most guppies will drop about once a month, but that doesn’t mean exactly 30 days apart. I’ve found that if you want to induce the female to drop, try changing the water 50% daily and increase the water temp by about 5 to 6 degrees.

Either way, just let her do her thing and don’t worry about.
docrak is offline   Reply With Quote

baby, guppie, guppies

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ghost shrimp and baby guppies lovefishies Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 07-11-2006 11:33 AM
have baby guppies- what gender? boothbrave Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 1 03-25-2004 01:14 AM
3rd generation of baby guppies LondonGman Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 11-06-2003 03:54 AM
Baby guppies ToddEly Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 8 10-28-2003 03:14 AM
salt for baby guppies? beckers Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 09-29-2003 01:58 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.