Melbourne Outer West Guppies

Discussion in 'Australia - BSTF' started by Brannor, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Brannor

    BrannorValued MemberMember

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    So we've had 40 Fry that are around 3-5 weeks old, and a new batch of 20 (and more to come soon).
    No really fancy colours noticeable yet and my daughters are allowed to keep a certain number of them. But only to a point.

    So we'll likely have around 40 (+n of new ones) that I'm sure they'll be happy to sell really cheap - just no saying they'll be used as feeder guppies, because then you are an evil person. :p

    I'll try get photos of them once they hit the 2-3 month mark and we know their genders and colours better.

    -G
     
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    Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

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    I think I know a guy who would want them... They'd need to be delivered though (Sydney).

    I'll re to this thread after I ask to see what the verdict is.
     
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    Brannor

    BrannorValued MemberMember

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    Um... we'd be no good at shipping live fish anywhere...

    -G
     
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    Oh well. I won't be driving to Mel anytime soon, sorry
     
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    Brannor

    BrannorValued MemberMember

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    And... 20 new ones... dear lord...
     
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    I have 20 guppy fry at the moment... Just curious, what size tank are you growing them out in? I'm growing mine in a five gallon (too small?) for a bit then moving them when they can't be eaten.
     
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    BrannorValued MemberMember

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    I have a 55G tank (check under the freshwater tanks section). The original batch was 5 males and 11 females (now 4 and 7). They have produced around 80+ fry. The first batch we placed in a breeder net for about 3 days before just letting them go. Since then, the only time we 'protected' some was to select a bunch of various colours/ages and place them in the breeder net when we introduced two Dwarf Gourami - expecting them to devastate the fry... except other than a few failed attempts, they've not bothered the fry nor the shrimp (at this stage).

    So all the fry from 1d to 5 weeks swim free. Survival of the fittest... and after that, survival of the best looking and the rest get sold or given to a LFS.

    At least the males and females are now separated, so we can deal with the plague we have right now and then settle.

    -G
     
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