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Old 07-09-2010, 07:19 PM   #1 
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Exclamation How do breeder traps work?

I want to breed guppies and was wondering how breeder traps work... can anyone fill me in on this? thanks!
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:11 AM   #2 
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Personally I don't like them-one, they are too small and often the female will stress in them and abort, two, poor water flow and so the water can go bad faster.
I keep lots of plants both rooted and floating for the fry to hide and feed in.
I like lots of naja grass or sometimes called guppy grass-this plant is an easy low-mod light plant that can be floated or planted and it will get pretty dense
I like to use water lettuce as a floater for its long roots that hang down in the water column, great for fry to hide/feed in.
When raising guppies I found that keeping a species only tank with lot of plants works best.

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Old 07-11-2010, 08:04 PM   #3 
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I don't mean to steal your thread, XrAdEr, but can you keep guppies without breeding them inadvertly? Is that inevitable? Sorry, but I know next to nothing about guppies and I'm curious. :)
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:07 AM   #4 
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Only way that I know to keep the guppies from reproducing is to keep the male and female separate.

Never expose the female to a male, once the female is exposed to a male she can carry up to 6 sperm packets to use when a male isn't present.

All virgin female tank and all male tank to keep reproduction in check.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:55 PM   #5 
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I had a school of about 20 guppies and by the time I knew it 20 went to 50 which eventually ended up to 100 in a short period of time. They breed liek CRAZY.
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Lol. All I know about guppies is from reading Henry Huggins a long time ago, where he bought a pair from a pet shop and ended up filling his room.
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:31 PM   #7 
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Lol. All I know about guppies is from reading Henry Huggins a long time ago, where he bought a pair from a pet shop and ended up filling his room.
that is so funny and so true i read that too:)
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