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Is it better to breed guppies in a 25 gallon tank or just keep buying and restocking. I will be feeding my new oscar and a couple other cichlids with them. If it is best to breed could someone give me a few tips on breeding them. Thanks
 

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You'll be feeding your Oscar with Guppies? You mean, you will give Guppies as food to the Oscar?
 
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lol sry about that mix up... yeah I will be FEEDING my OSCAR the guppies...or in other words my oscar will be eating the guppies. By the way I'm only feeding him guppies cuz he is small.
 

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Breeding your own feeders is a great way to feed your cichlids healthy food. I saw this before reading your other post in the Oscars forum.
 

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I know that fish in nature often eat other fish, especially large fish like Oscars. But I still feel sorry for the guppies :-\ Guppies are so beautiful. All fish are, anyway. I can never give anything that moves/lives as food to any of my pets. I know I am crazy, but I really feel for all life, even those smallest creatures, lol I once bought live bloodworms for my Angelfish, and ... I couldn't feed them because the worms were moving so fast and curling up when I touched them. I couldn't even touch them anyway! My brother had to feed Angels for me at that time, lol, because I wouldn't do it. Never bought live bloodworms again, and never will. But I do know that live foods (if healthy) are best for fish like Angels and other bigger Cichlids.
 
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thanks I guess ill start up a breeding tank with my 25 gallon... do you have any tips on doing so?
 

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Fish getting eaten by other fish is a natural thing and if it didnt occur in the natural food chain then life could not exist. I think it is fine to feed live food after all it happens in nature.
 

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My Oscars LOVED the guppies I fed them.. I had 2 of them and bred my own guppies for them. Even when they were both the size of a softball they loved the guppies I fed them..

I think it is a great idea.. A couple of pointers for your guppy breeding...

1) Divide the tank so the fry have a safe place to be. Or just hang those little breeder nets along the top.
2) Keep the PH around 7.5 and the temp around 78 to 80... They seem to breed more and better that way..
3) If you have a HOB filter keep it away from the fry... It'll suck them up like dust mites into a hoover.
4) Keep the heater away from the fry as well...
5) Give the fry a plant to hide in... They like that. I used to keep floating plants at the top so they were always at the top which made feeding them easier for me.

Other than that just try to keep the inbreeding to a minimum if you can... If they inbreed to much you may get midget fry and run out of food for your Oscar.

I hope that helps some.
 
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Thanks for the tips Gargoyle I think they should help.
 

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If you use a HOB filter buy a aquaclear bag and put it on your filter intake tube. Go barebottom

To make the guppies the best, feed them the best food, sorta make them plump to make your oscar healthy, so breed brine shrimp as that's a great baby food for them and they will grow faster than feeding flakes.
 

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