Pregnant Guppy ?

maggie thecat

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That would be a good bet. She'll "square off" right before dropping the fry. If you want them provide hiding places. Otherwise, they may get eaten as soon as they are born.
 
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Pss can i use this food safe plastic boxes as breeder boxes

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To put hwr in or not to put it si a quetion
 

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You mean to float in the tank? I suppose, but that would trap the fry in with the mom, and she'll have an easier time snacking on them.

If you want to raise the fry, get a separate ten gallon tank or a tote and eqiup it with a sponge filter. Do daily water changes.
 
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No i mean i will use this outside as one breeder box .i put one plastic box on top of the other the uper box will have holes small enough so mother can go through but babies can.and it wil aproximately inch and a half between bottom of upper and other box and then i will grow fry in bottom box about a week and half then i will buy tote of 5 gallons and small filter and then sell gupies to lfs
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Should i put this guppy in breeder box or not
 

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No. If you move her, it can cause her to hold or even abort the fry. I would just put as many plants in as you can, and get a fake plant mat for the fry to hide in.
 
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I put her in

I putted her in dark place so she isnt as stressed as she should be

If ahe doesnt give birth in two days i will return gwr in tank
 

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First of all, I don't recommend breeder boxes. I've tried them, and in every case the guppy either reabsorbed her babies, or died. Breeder boxes are very stressful for guppies.

Here's a good design for a fry trap. It lets water flow through, it's large so it won't stress the fish as much, and it's cheap and easy to make.


If you're going to start breeding guppies and saving the babies, you need a plan. Say your female drops 30 fry (could be 50, could be 80). She's going to drop 30 more in a month, then 30 more, etc. She'll keep dropping even if she's not hit again by a male. In five months you'll have 150 from the original, and your new fry will start dropping, which will mean another thousand or so. What are you going to do with all those fry?
 
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I will sell to lfs and other other will feed to my oscar

Then could i use this bottle as breeder cage just need to make holes

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I will use 2 of theses

And in every one will be one male and two female

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Are you talking about putting a male and two females into the bottle thing? That's not how breeder boxes are supposed to work. You let them breed in the regular tank, then you put the female into the breeder box just before she drops her fry. The breeder box has an area where the fry can escape the mother, but the other fish can't get to the fry.

I went to a breeder tank where I'd have lots of plants. When the female was close to dropping, I'd put her into the tank and let her drop, then I'd move her out and raise the fry in that tank.
 
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