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Baby Guppies. any advice if possible

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by DeLaUK, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. DeLaUK

    DeLaUK New Member

    I recently found some baby guppies in what was supposed to be an all male guppy tank!! Ive seperated the babies into a net box, have put some leaves in there from live plants and am feeding them 3-4 times a day with very crushed up fish flakes. Taking them out of this tank is not an option.

    Is there anything else I can do to help them? I caught 13 of them 4 days ago and there are still 13 in there. We found 3 dead fish in the tank when I first saw the babies and after doing some research Im pretty sure they were all females.

    It isnt my tank and I only have access to it during the day, Im still not 100% sure if there are still any females in there, I found another two that Im pretty sure are female and they are now in the female tank but no babies and the other females in there are doing fine and not stressed out or anything (from what I can tell, this is all new to me and I never knew fish were so complexed....although Im finding it fascinating and very interesting).

    Any advice on any further action would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Used

    Used New Member

    I know this was posted a while ago but anyway. Having live plants such as Java Moss is good. It will provide protection for the fry. The fry will feed on the infusoria(Microscopic animals) which like to hide among the moss.

    Crush up the flake food into a fine powder, which should be small enough for them to eat. You could also try newly hatch baby brine shrimp.

    Fry can easily get pulled into filter intakes, so make sure you cover the intake with a sponge.

    Many fish, including adult Guppies will eat fry so keep that in mind.

    Keep the temperature and parameters good and stable.

    Good luck.

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