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Tank size - 5-6 litresRtessy said:Can you please post pictures of the guppies? I don't have guppies, but I believe they are salt tolerant, so if you have aquarium salt, not normal table salt, you can add it 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons. Make sure the salt is entirely dissolved in dechlorinated water before adding. You will likely have to do more than this, unfortunately.
I see you don't know about the nitrogen cycle, please read up on that as it is vital when caring for young, and any fish, but especially babies. If you have any questions or need a better description I can try and provide you with one.
A few questions: tank size? Approximate age of the guppies? Type of guppy? And please post pics
They are salt tolerant but use caution with new fry.SSJ said:Tank size - 5-6 litres
Number of guppies - 7
Age - 2 weeks
Nitrogen cycle - learnt it the hard way, i plan to do water changes on this tank daily though
Pics - let me try, they r way too small to capture
Water from an old tank won't do them any good. Not enough bacteria in it. Do you have another tank up and running. If so, you can always put them in a nursery/breeder net or box inside the running tank. That's what I have for 6 baby Platy right now.SSJ said:Just bought 9 white tuxedo guppy babies from a pet shop, as they were dying due to some infection in his tank. I have a separate small tank with water from an old tank. Should i add anti fungal drops in it, or salt? Please help ..i don't want them to die
Thanks for the input. Can i feed them crushed micro pallets? Or crushed flakes? Sorry but brine etc is not available on my sideGoldiemom said:Just watch them. I put anti-fungual meds (pimafix)in with my new goldfish fry just because the eggs can grow fungus. With the live bearers you shouldn't have to worry about that. I do recommend feeding them a good fry starter food and live baby brine shrimp. Mine love them and they provide so much protien. I was intimidated by the thought but there are instructions on how to make a brine shrimp hatchery using water bottles. Very easy! I use Hikari First Bites and New Life Spectrum Fry Starter. I feed 3 x's/day the first month and then 2 x's/day after. I do daily partial water changes too. Good luck...keep us posted.
They are salt tolerant but use caution with new fry.
Water from an old tank won't do them any good. Not enough bacteria in it. Do you have another tank up and running. If so, you can always put them in a nursery/breeder net or box inside the running tank. That's what I have for 6 baby Platy right now.
Thats how I feel with my 6 out of 14 guppy fry that have survived. It seems that feeding several times a day and water changes every other day keep them really active and growing/coloring up quickly.SSJ said:Wont give up easily on this. Target is to keep the remaining 5 alive at any cost