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Breeding Guppies

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Jennytoons, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Jennytoons

    Jennytoons New Member

    In my fish tank, I had one male guppy (about four weeks old). It was in a fish bowl next to the tank. I soon bought a male and female guppy from the pet store. After about 2 months, I saw guppy fry in the tank, but I also noticed something else. The male died :cry: (which was the one from the pet store). Which male was the female's mate :?:
  2. Obelix

    Obelix New Member

    Femles can hold large amount of the males seamen, so even a few weeks after all the males are gone she can have several batches of fry.
  3. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    it is hard to tell, it could have been a male that it was in the same fish tank with when you bought it. i have had that where my female gives birth to fry and there is no male that looks alike (i only have a male tuxedo platy and my mickey mouse platy had mickey mouse fry) so it is very hard to tell at times.
  4. bloodpain

    bloodpain New Member

    Sorry.. but sad to say.. its hard to tell which is whose.. but perhaps when the fry becomes adults.. you may know the answer.. best of luck.
  5. kristisanchez

    kristisanchez New Member

    It is true that the female guppies hold onto sperm and can have multiple batched of fry with out a male.

    My female had 4 batches of fry before she died while giving birth, with out a male.

    Her first batch had 26 the second was 17 (i think), than 13, than 7 and I think I only got 3 teh last time. The amount of fry kept getting smaller. maybe because of her holding on to the sperm. It is strange but true.

    My fish proves it because my male died right before she gave birth.
  6. otmmy205

    otmmy205 New Member

    large amount of the males seamen ha-ha

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