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Found 4 fry

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by J_acon, May 9, 2004.

  1. J_acon

    J_acon New Member

    :lol: I found four Fry in my tank after i did i water change, i think i scared them out of their hiding places. This is weird, my famale guppies didn't look pregnant at all. :oops:
  2. ceveretts

    ceveretts New Member

    Guppy fry!

    Congradulations! I love to get surprises like that! The four you found must be strong to have made it through a water change. I would try to sepatate them from the other fish if you want to try and raise them. A hospital tank is good, but I don't have one, so I use the floating breeder trap. They are fun to find and net when they are that small! Best of luck! Oh, yeah, when I had guppies I could usually tell when they were pregnant, but every so often they do surprise us. :eek:
  3. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Congrats. I just noticed a guppy fry swimming around in my 10 gallon. And I think one of my emerald cats may have laid eggs so I need to pull out some decorations and look. When I do that I'll probably find some more guppies.

  4. J_acon

    J_acon New Member

    :y_the_best: Good luck Chelle. Wish i was you neighbour you seem to have a never endless supply of fry.

    the 4 guppies i got are not brothers, hehe 2 are of a nice size already while 2 others look like mosuito larvae. :p
  5. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Well I ended up not finding anything; not even more baby guppies. Oh well, it's probably for the best anyway. I already have 41 african cichlid fry in my 20 gallon and another one is holding. So in a few weeks I'm going to have to thin my fry out to about 24 (12 of each species).

  6. 3_second_memory

    3_second_memory New Member


    i was amazed to find four fry when i was glaring in my guppy tank one day last week.

    Unfortunatly i only have 2 left and theyre in a breeding trap in another tank.

    all five of my females are very pregnant and want to stay that way!

    They wont give me any more babies!
  7. J_acon

    J_acon New Member

    :y_the_best: As i said before, you got an endless supply of fry.

    3_sec_mem you are on a breeding frenzy man. :p What are you going to do with all those babies?
  8. 3_second_memory

    3_second_memory New Member


    well, i have a guppy farm. a tank just for them. When that is full, ill put some in my bigger tank where they originally came from.

    my boyfreind wants some fry, and i spose i could then porn then off to family, and sell them in the friday add, and if all else fails, ill ask them to use contraception when they feel rambunctious!
  9. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I'm just finishing up a 750 gallon pond and I put my 3 adult guppies & 1 fry I found in there on Monday because I really needed to get them out of my 10 gallon. I went out yesterday morning to feed them and there were at least a dozen little baby guppies swimming around. Looks like I got them out of the 10 gallon just in time.

  10. J_acon

    J_acon New Member

    750 Gallon tank? That's awesome, got any pics? Did you make the pond? Are you putting Koi in it?
  11. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    It's not quite finished yet but when it is done I'll post some pics. And yes my mom & I dug it ourselves. It's about 8' x 6' and has a section that's 4' deep; the rest is 1' - 2' deep. It will also have a 2' waterfall. It has the guppies, some rosey minnows, 2 shubunkin goldfish, 1 fantail (gonna add another one as soon as his tail finishes healing), and 2 plecos*.
    I didn't really want koi because I'd rather have several smaller fish than 1 or 2 really huge ones.

    *A little note about the plecos: Normally plecos aren't good fish for ponds since they're tropical. But 2 of mine have a disease called lymphocystis. It's not deadly, but it's a bit unsighlty and is contageous. Goldfish aren't as susceptible but cichlids are so I really don't want to keep them in my cichlid tanks (the only ones large enough to house them). And I seriously doubt any LFS will take them. So that left me with the choice of either euthenizing them or letting them take their chances in the pond.

  12. J_acon

    J_acon New Member

    :y_the_best: Wah sounds great, what are you using for filtration? Also i always wondered what would happen if there is heavy rain :D
  13. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    I have a sump pump (1380 gph) in a rubermaid container with holes in the lid, and the pump is surrounded by filter media. Then a hose goes from the pump to the top of the waterfall so I'll get a little biofiltration there too. I plan on keeping it fairly lightly stocked and having lots of plants so I sholdn't have too much trouble with water quality.

    It's been raining for 2 days and it's supposed rain tomorrow too. So far the water level has gone up a little, but not enough to overflow.


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