My DIY livebearer breeding thingy :P!!!

  1. Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Valued Member Member

    I'm expecting some guppy fry and so I built this! I'll be putting the female in the top section and then when she gives birth the fry fall out the bottom into the nursery tank.

    Well, I used a margarine(butter) container, some scoobi stings (rather than glue), some mesh, salad container lid, and some other bot of plastic which used to contain food, oh and a coat hanger :)

    Well here it is...
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    A window at the front...
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    I threaded the scoobi strings in instead of glueing it...
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    Ok so the female sits in part 1, the fry falls through part 2 and into part 3, if the female manages to get through part 2, there is another few scoobi strings at the bottom part 4 so she can't get out into the tank where the fry would have fallen into... Make sense?! :p
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    Well, that's it!
    I've never had guppy fry before so do you guys think it will work?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    WOW thats quite the setup :) It amazes me how some people think of things that are so cool and out of the realm of fish keeping.
    Lost of java moss works just as good too. Which is the easiest way for me. Good Luck!
     
  3. I keep fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    That made me laugh lol. Very creative idea hope it works
     


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    Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Valued Member Member

    Haha, I cant find any java moss in my local pet stores.
    I hope it does work! :)
     
  5. pirahnah3

    pirahnah3 Fishlore VIP Member

    nicely done, its amazing the ingenuity that can be had when you need something lol.
     
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    Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Valued Member Member

    Haha yeah!
     
  7. c

    cameronpalte Valued Member Member

    Amazing. I hope it works well. The only piece of advice I would have is since some of the containers used to hold other items, I would rinse them under very warm water (no soap) as a precation to make sure that nothing bad happens from the items they used to hold.
     
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    Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Valued Member Member

    Yeah I made sure I did that before actually making it.
    It's getting close to being used now!
    YAY so excited :D
     
  9. c

    cameronpalte Valued Member Member

     
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    Codyandme1

    Codyandme1 Valued Member Member

    Absolutely!
    Thanks!:D