Is It Ok To Put Guppy Fry In A Jar?

  1. R

    Rack Valued Member Member

    I put my guppy frys in a small jar wrapped it with a mesh sheet and put it in the fish tank, there are many uneaten fishflakes in the jar, would this raise the ammonia? The tank is already cycled.
     
  2. shiv234

    shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    it might..you should take it out and remove the flakes
     
  3. C

    ChiefBrody Valued Member Member

    Definitely remove uneaten food in jar and maybe add some moss/guppy grass so they have something to graze on between light feedings of the crushed flake food
     
  4. Reef13G YT

    Reef13G YT Valued Member Member

    maybe, don't put more flakes than they eat, and monitor them
     
  5. O

    OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

    Floating a shallow container might be better. Frequent WCs are a must. The water will get toxic in a hurry and kill them if uneaten food is in your jar. After about a week you probably need a better plan.
     
  6. UniqueShark

    UniqueShark Well Known Member Member

    No. Leave the fry in the tank alone. They'll hide and eventually grow up, as long as the filter intake has a sponge over it.
     
  7. Supreme Sawk

    Supreme Sawk Valued Member Member

    Unless you're selectively breeding them then there's no need to separate them from the adults. It'll lead to you getting stronger fry in the long run.
     
  8. Kellye8498

    Kellye8498 Well Known Member Member

    If you're going to separate them you should use a mesh breeder. Then they get the same filtration from the filter as the other fish. The ammonia build up in a jar will definitely kill them. You can get a mesh breeder for about 2-3 dollars.
     
  9. Supreme Sawk

    Supreme Sawk Valued Member Member

    Also, in your other thread about the female dying didn't you say you had only 1 fry?
     
  10. O

    OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

    That is a decent plan. Skank water will kill fry quick. Just a bit of aeration solves it.
     
  11. Kellye8498

    Kellye8498 Well Known Member Member

    Skank water xD

    My purple nebula fry are currently in a plastic breeder because my shrimp eggs are in the mesh breeder. I am trying to artificially hatch them. As soon as I see if it works or not I will be switching the fry into the mesh breeder and will remove the plastic breeder altogether.
     
  12. O

    OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

    A mesh breeder with an airstone under it is what I should be doing. It's almost as good as a small separate fry tank.
     
  13. Kellye8498

    Kellye8498 Well Known Member Member

    Yeah, that's what I was doing as well. Eventually I got a sponge filter as a backup and I just put my airstone in it and put the mesh breeder above that lol. Served several purposes at the same time.
     
  14. OP
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    R

    Rack Valued Member Member

    Problem is it's hard to feed the fry, It can only eat crumbled fishflakes powder which my male guppy will eat leaving not much for the fry, I've read they need to eat 8 times a day?

    That was a typo, I only have one fry.

    I don't see a difference, it's just a box with a mesh sheet, there will be leftover food in there too. I think I'm just gonna put it in a small floating container as the other guy above suggested and do frequent water change.
     
  15. Supreme Sawk

    Supreme Sawk Valued Member Member

    Just leave it in the tank and do weekly 25% water changes, it'll do fine provided there is enough cover i.e. plants etc.. As for feeding it, either buy some specialised fry food or crush the normal flakes into a fine powder, and make sure the fry is getting it. I do this by gently pushing all of the fry food downwards, it all sinks and the fry have a feast. Make sure you don't put too much food in either, I have to put a lot in because I have many fry and I only feed them twice a day, you only have one so only put a little amount in for it. Since it's sharing a 15 gallon with only 1 adult male it'll grow in no time provided you feed it properly.

    Also, they don't need to eat 8 times a day at all. Usually it's recommended that you feed them 3-5 times a day but if you give them enough then they'll do fine with 2 feeds a day.
     
  16. O

    OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

    In a perfect world you could feed them eight times a day. The perfect small amount of food spaced throughout the day. I agree that 3-5 gives a good result. Just don't bomb them with food and foul the water. You should not have a problem with uneaten food. It is hard to not overfeed just a few fry though. Without a separate tank, plants are about the only way to make fry raising simple. You can almost get by with not even feeding them as they will feed on the micro-organisms that live on the plant, algae, etc. I intentionally grow a little algae in my fry tanks. They will browse it all day between feedings.