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Old 06-14-2013, 06:55 PM   #201 
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Cobra is now in the big tank! All is going well. Frigg is protecting her from Diamond.

The 5 2 week old babies are now in Cobra's old 4 Gallon KK. they seem a little freaked out by all the space but they definitely need it. The are now about 1 cm long each!
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:18 PM   #202 
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yay for babies!
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:25 PM   #203 
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Got my guppies in from Chard!

Scotch


Cyclone


Burger


the other five girls are gray.

I'm looking at this guy from a breeder that I just found near me!


And here's a cute picture of Lettuce and Thrall
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #204 
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cyclone looks kinda like cobra! but darker.they are all very nice!
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:29 PM   #205 
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Just picked up a Medusa Swallowtail today, Mike named him Monk, and some awesome see through guppies!
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:54 PM   #206 
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I'm still new to fish keeping. Because I had a hard time finding find good photos of fry / pregnant guppies, I took a series of photos of my last guppy's birthing. (I adjusted the color a bit.)

The gravid spot with fry eyes clearly visible. (4 days prior to birth)

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Close up.

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Another image that shows fry eyes.

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This shows how big she was 4 days prior to giving birth.

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This shows the size difference. It also shows how flat her belly was after all the fry were born. Yes, she may have eaten a few, but if she did, it wasn't many.

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Some of the fry would drop to the slits or slip all the way to the bottom of the breeder.

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Some would immediately swim to the top to rest on the plants near the surface. Others would need that bit of rest before the swim to the surface.

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As an experiment, I used a breeder this time. I added a few cuttings from plants in a well established tank. I haven't seen that anywhere else, but it seemed like a fine idea. The little ones really liked the plants. And the mother guppy would occasionally swim in and against it during the birth - I'm assuming contractions or something.

Without the breeder, I was "rescuing" about 10 - 15 fry. With the breeder there was maybe 35 - 40 fry. It was very hard to count them. I've lost a few in the weeks since, but I still have 30+.

Hope this helps others who are anxiously awaiting their first fry drop.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:08 AM   #207 
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Shot this picture of our boy Aka and thought I would share. So proud of this little guy. I love his mix of red and blue.
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:42 PM   #208 
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Indigo, he is sooo pretty!


My guppy Caroline passed away over last weekend... I left on Friday and returned Wednesday, and she was no where to be found. My dad said he saw her floating belly-up, and then a snail was eating her. SIP, little Cara!
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:16 PM   #209 
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Thanks I have nine boy Guppies and he's one of my favorites, although I love them all.

I'm sorry to hear about your girl Caroline, its always sad when you lose a fish. I'm worried about one of my Guppies at the moment.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:39 AM   #210 
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I want to put one of my males into the big tank with the two girls, but I don't know... I'll have to ask my parents first, and I'll have to make sure I have a place to put all of the fry...
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