Question Know How to Breed Guppies?

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So, I'm planning on breeding guppies. I've decided to put some in my koi pond, and let them go crazy. In that pond, my koi fish bred by themselves without me knowing they had, so does that mean I already have a decent breeding environment for guppies? Also, should I be afraid of the koi eating the guppy eggs, if so, would getting aquatic plants help prevent that?
 

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From what I know the best way is to have a controlled environment with the pH around 7 to 8 then have the tempature around 77 Fahrenheit then raise it to 80 when ready to breed from what I have seen they will just go crazy on their own it is very easy IMHO.
 

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Guppies don’t lay eggs they are livebearers so they give birth to fry that are ready to swim and fend for themselves, so they should be fine.
 
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Mouska said:
Guppies don’t lay eggs they are livebearers so they give birth to fry that are ready to swim and fend for themselves, so they should be fine.
Oh okay. That's better, tbh. What will they eat? I have plenty of algae on the rocks in my pond that my baby koi already eat. Would they eat that too, and be fine? I wonder because it's a decent sized pond, and I can't really throw in bloodworms expecting the small fish to find it, like the koi would pellets.
 

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guppies of all ages will eat algae and will also eat small bugs that are in the water.
 
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Mouska said:
guppies of all ages will eat algae and will also eat small bugs that are in the water.
Oh, well that's good! Now that I think about it, I have 3-4 juvenile cooter turtles (they're like red ear sliders) they haven't eaten any of my baby koi, I think because they're too fast, but should I worry about them eating the guppies?
 
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FinalFins said:
I think koi will try to eat guppies if given the chance..
Yeah, my koi may try, but who knows. I feed them very well. My primary concern are the turtles I mentioned above. I think they'll be too slow, however. Anyone know where I can get a few pairs of male and female guppies for cheap? I'm seeing like 25$ for a pair, and I don't want to pay 100$ for only 8 fish. They need to be able to find each other to breed, but in a 800 gallon pond, that's way too much room to lose each other.
 
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FinalFins said:
Buy some feeder guppies. the 50 dollar pairs are often rare or very exquisite strains that are more meant for line breeding rather than letting loose in a pond.
Yeah, I'll look into feeders. I kinda want ones that have some color to it, as it may attract the eye of my fish, and I have something cool to look at in the pond.
 

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Splunji said:
So, I'm planning on breeding guppies. I've decided to put some in my koi pond, and let them go crazy. In that pond, my koi fish bred by themselves without me knowing they had, so does that mean I already have a decent breeding environment for guppies? Also, should I be afraid of the koi eating the guppy eggs, if so, would getting aquatic plants help prevent that?
Harder no to breed them!! Guppys don't lay eggs, they are livebearers. I got a massive guppy empire from just from going to Petco and buying 1 male, 3 females. Sure mine have inbred, but you have said you are doing feeders, so I imagine it won't do much of a difference.
 
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FishBoy101 said:
Harder no to breed them!! Guppys don't lay eggs, they are livebearers. I got a massive guppy empire from just from going to Petco and buying 1 male, 3 females. Sure mine have inbred, but you have said you are doing feeders, so I imagine it won't do much of a difference.
Yeah, sorry, I'm not used to livebearers. Didn't even knew here were a thing 24 hours ago, haha. Just bought some on ebay. Gonna breed them in a 10 gallon until I got about 50, then throw them in my koi pond to go crazy.
 

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