Surprise!

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by nippybetta, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. nippybetta

    nippybettaWell Known MemberMember

    I saw one of my guppies being pestered by the males and looking really stressed. All my females are really fat right now, and she was the fattest. I decided to put her in the trap to see if she was having fry, and keep the males away from her. About an hour later... 4 fry :) This is my third generation. The grandparents died :( but I have about 12 of the second generation. Can't wait to see how many babies I get!

    I would try for pics, but my camera has issues with small things and the battery's super low. I'll keep you posted!
     
  2. OP
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    nippybetta

    nippybettaWell Known MemberMember

    7 now... :)
     
  3. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    Congrats!
     
  4. OP
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    nippybetta

    nippybettaWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks! I've got 9 now... it's so exciting when fish have babies, even if they're just guppies! My mom's interested too... she usually isn't in to all my fish stuff.
     
  5. Dino

    DinoFishlore VIPMember

    Congradulations!
     
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    nippybetta

    nippybettaWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks. The angels are trying to eat the fry through the trap... it's pretty funny, but I feel bad for the fry. 10 now... 2 appear as though they might be deformed, they'll probably be snacks. I should get some new blood in the tank soon.
     
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    nippybetta

    nippybettaWell Known MemberMember

    Can I raise fry in a bucket?

    I have a question about raising them: I have a 5 gallon bucket that I use for fish stuff, and a 2 gallon bucket that I use for water changes. They're both clean, so that's not the issue. I'm wondering if I can transfer the stuff from the 10 liter tank to the 5 gallon bucket with the platy and guppy fry I have. I have a little filter, and my room is always in the 70s temperature-wise. I think they'd be happier in the bucket because it's bigger, and I can also do water changes more easily. Plus, I can see them better from above- I don't really care that the side's aren't glass. So... would it work to raise them in the bucket until they're really for the adult tank?
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012




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