I THINK MY FEMALE GUPPY IS GIVING BIRTH

I cant attach photos right now but her gravid is red. Its not black. She was with the other guppied when i saw something come out. The thing swam around and she ate her fry. I put her alone but nothing is happening.

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Flyfisha avatar
#2
1 month ago

Got your question this time.
That's normal for guppies it's just the way they are nothing to worry about when a mum eats her own fry.However moving mum puts her in stress and she not happy at the moment .If she's in a breeding box take her out that can be used for fry only.
To save fry a ton of live plants moss or clean plastic food containers anything at all pots ,glass ,china, polystyrene, floating drinking straws is used for some fry to hide in.
A few times a day and in the morning you can net any fry and put them in a breeding box that's in the main tank.

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#3
1 week ago

Nothing is happening i left her to do hee thing when i came back i saw thar 1 of my female platies were giving birth it wasnt the guppy
Btw thanks about mg name but i really do fish in a drain be hind my school lol

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#4
1 week ago

The otjer guppies are eating the platy fry so i got my breeder box and put the surviving fry in it

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#5
1 week ago

I.only have 15 fry and i put my river fish(the fish that i got from the drain lol) intp the breeders box with them. He has been nursing them like he is their father.

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#6
1 week ago

Fish don't nurse fry... and it's very doubtful the male of a different species would do anything but eat fry.

Flyfisha avatar
#7
1 week ago

Hi Drainfisher,
Yes I understand I fish in drains that run between small catchment ponds .
Any wild fish have most likely got parasites and definitely have been in contact with things aquarium breed fish have never been exposed to.edit not a problem in the wild but in a confined space of an aquarium parasite multiply and have only one host 🙁
Don't worry about that today. Just saying in future.Its very tempting but a bit risky. I have Australia rainbows in some waterways but pay for captive breed,the extra money we pay goes towards breeding more endangered sub species.

The adult fish in the net are freaked out and are schooling in fear not giving parental care.

Have you put a little gravel or something old in the net like a leaf ,it may have the frys first meal on it?

Best of luck .
I am checking the dates on my females dairy 👍🏼

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#8
1 week ago

Actually i dont have gravel and the fish is small the river fish. I observed that my other platy is bigger and boxy. So i must be prepared. What do i feed my fry. Even though im a nonexpert gurl who is an animal nerd i dont know much on fishes. Plus im TOTALY VEGAN NO TOUCHING MEAT OR ANYTHING. Sso i cant touch stuff like tubiz worms.i only feed them powdered flakefood.

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#9
1 week ago

Plus i have small tank and i cant sell my fry when their older because in my country there is crime 24 7 and u cant trust anyone not evem the police.

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#10
1 week ago

Btw tje river fish is the orifinal type of guppy and he is small coz he is just a child in human terms. But he acts like he is their father . Feel sorry for River coz his sis bro and dad died. His dad jumped over bowl out window and into anthill yes true😇😢btw river ia his name

Flyfisha avatar
#11
1 week ago

Guppie fry can eat good quality adult food crushed into dust just a very very small amount.
Vegetables can be part of guppies weekly diet.
Not much just a small bit of broccoli on a string

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#12
6 days ago

Thanks i neveer knew they could eat brocili but how do u care for them too.

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#13
6 days ago

2 of my fry are red im wlndering if there getting colour or im not caring for them right.

Flyfisha avatar
#14
6 days ago

Partial temperature matched conditioned water changes every second day,is the main thing you can do to help fry in a tank .
= fresh conditioned water.

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