Amazing Guppy Fry.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Lakemontfishlover, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. LakemontfishloverValued MemberMember

    I had two females that had fry about a week apart. I figured I had about 40 total. As I watched my babies grow there didn’t seem to be as many and I thought maybe they just died. Tonight I broke down my filters and there was about 15 of my missing babies. They were small because they were surviving in about 1/4 inch at bottom of filter, but swimming like little troopers. I was shocked, so I will now forever check the filters.

  2. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    This is why most people put a sponge over their filter intake when dealing with fry. It's cool they were still alive though.

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  4. LakemontfishloverValued MemberMember

    Thank you, what kind of sponge, first babies for me.
  5. BrannorValued MemberMember

    What type of filter are you using?
  6. LakemontfishloverValued MemberMember

    Fluval Filter
  7. BrannorValued MemberMember

    hehe. Ok, I see from your other thread that you've got the Aqua Clear Fluval HOB.

    You might be able to use something like this:

      (others might know of a specific one for your size Hob).

    But check the size of your intake pipe, and the size of the sponge.

  8. jennlovieNew MemberMember

    i have learned to check the filter daily on my guppy tank, the fry really are so tiny yet so mighty! lol

    you can also find sponge filters on amazon for cheap, all you need to run them is a air pump
  9. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    You could probably even take a spare sponge that goes in the actual Aquaclear filter, cut a slit in it, and put over your intake. I've also stretched a piece of pantyhose over intakes before to protect fish.
  10. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    I thought that i had an escapee b.maculatus colony until it came for my yearly fiter clean.... 10 happy boraras chilling in the canister... LOL from them on, I will always check my nano canister more regularly after that....
  11. BrannorValued MemberMember

    Hmm... I wonder if we have shrimp living in my wife's in-tank that I think about not seeing some of her RCS for a while...


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