Hello and welcome to my guppy adventure!
Other than a single pregnant guppy I rescued from a friend who was going to flush her, who ended up dying during birth the next day, I have no experiance with guppies
Looking for an easy to breed/quick growing and colorful fish to fill my (at the time) empty ten gallon I decided Guppies would be a nice choice since I could fit up to 6 adults in the tank.
Excited, I'll admit I was a bit rushed
to get started. I already had the tank(s), conditioners, heater, food, fry food and the like and some experience raising betta fry.
So while out filling out job application and spending some time with my dad I stopped by Petco(the only place in town with female guppies that I know of).
I was disappointed at first. Most of he females were colorless or only had the tiniest spot of yellow to give any idea of what colors they would throw. 2 were quite dark/black and 1 had a red-orange-yellow-clear gradiating tail.
I ended up with 1 of each of those.
Male wise they only had 'cobras' and of that only 3 in stock. 2 were red/orange and one was a lovely bright yellow.
I chose the yellow(looking online I see he's called a 'lemon cobra'). I wish his markings were a tad darker, but hopefully it's something i can breed for in later generations.
Now keep in mind the tank is bare right now
but it won't be for long. I'm grabbing a couple plants today and plan to add more
I don't have a filter but I vacuum up the poop/excess food twice a day and do a partial water change when I do.
I have an airstone/pump for some water circulation(not in/on in the video added after) and a heater in the tank.
This video was taken soon after they were released into the tank. Ignore the tape on the tank. xD
Roughly 12 hour after buying them one of the females began to drop fry.
It started with three, then 6, then 9 and now we're up to 11 fry
, 12 hours after she started dropping(not sure if this is a normal amount of time to be dropping).er
With the bare tank I expected the the 3 guppies to eat the fry but they to be ignoring them, avoiding them even. Should the fry still be there in the morning I'm considering moving them to another tank(a 2 gallon until I can set up something larger in a day or so). Would this be alright?
Also, food wise I've been feeding them decaps. I've noticed them nibbling at the crushed flakes I feed the adult, too. So they are eating.