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Old 01-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Hi, I want to breed guppies and I already have a male and female so what do I need for them to go and make babies?
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #2
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Are you kidding? Just try to STOP them. Your female is almost certainly already pregnant.
All you need now is a place for her to drop the fry.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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Yeah, have fun. The Millions fish is not wrongly named...


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Old 01-07-2013, 06:03 PM   #4
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actually guppies are not that prolific....not compared to many other fish...
a pair of guppies may produce 30-50 fry a month......
a decent pair of angelfish may produce 300-600 eggs every 7 days....
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If you are serious, and want to work on your own strain, it can be fun and time consuming. This is my opinion, and this is what i do. You will need multiple tanks. I have one gallon breeders, 10g grow outs, 30g for my females, and a 45g for my males, and a 55g tank for my cull tank, fry get fed to my angels and rosy barbs. I am almost ready to work on my f2 with this strain. You have to keep really good records. If you just throw in a few guppies and expect babies, which you will have lots, each girl can drop 50 fry every 28 days. After awhile they will lose their colour get week, and not be very nice to look at after all that inbreeding. You have to have patience, be brave enough to cull, (or give away lots). Selective fancy guppies can be very rewarding in the end when you say, i bred those...have fun with your adventure.
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Put them in a tank together, lol. You don't have to really do anything.
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Originally Posted by TheOldSalt View Post
Are you kidding? Just try to STOP them. Your female is almost certainly already pregnant.
All you need now is a place for her to drop the fry.
She died yesterday for some weird reason. I think that it was just overweight.
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So, I don't really need any higher temperatures or to seclude them somewhere?

Whenever they feel comfortable they'll start going at it?
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I keep my temp at about 78. If you have females and males together they will "go at it". Try to keep 3 females to every 1 male. He will constantly chase a female to death if you dont give him more than one female. Seperating males and females is your best bet though.
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Originally Posted by lohachata View Post
a decent pair of angelfish may produce 300-600 eggs every 7 days....
tell this to my angelfish. I thing my mating pair broke up
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Originally Posted by Pleco View Post
She died yesterday for some weird reason. I think that it was just overweight.
uhh i bet anything she was pregnant. male guppies are always wanting to do it, that's why you need to have like one male to 3 or 4 females. she probably got poked to death lol
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Originally Posted by PuterChickFL View Post
uhh i bet anything she was pregnant. male guppies are always wanting to do it, that's why you need to have like one male to 3 or 4 females. she probably got poked to death lol
Hahaha had to laugh at that one... do you recon she got paid?
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:38 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by weedkiller View Post
Hahaha had to laugh at that one... do you recon she got paid?
lol i'm serious. that's one of the first mistakes I made years ago trying to breed them. thinking a "cute couple" to start out and he was just relentless. poor girl lol
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:45 AM   #14
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When my female guppy is poking around at the male guppy's butt, he jerks away for some reason.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:28 PM   #15
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I had guppies, it was horrible. My last male finally died and all I have now are just six females. It is very relieving to know I will not have anymore. Pleco you have no idea what you are getting yourself into...
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