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Hi sorry for posting in the betta section but I feel I will get more responses this way, it is important.


As with betta care sites, many of the guppy sites have conflicting info when it comes to fry care. Are there any betta lovers out there that have knowledge and experience with guppy breeding?

I have no males, my females were already hit when I got them lol. I have one in a separate 10 g filled halfway who looks like she is going to give birth any time. She has squared off a bit I think and I can see the babies eyes in her.


Once the babies come, what am I supposed to do?

I would love to hear of your experiences when breeding and raising fry.
 

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They are usually born with a yolk sac, so i dont feed mine for 1-2days. I start then to be on the safe side. mine always love crushed really small freeze-dried bloodworms, only once a week because it's unhealthy too often :) Then i just feed normal tropical fish flakes, and you can feed them bbs if you have some.
These are all the foods I have:

Nutrafin Tropical Fish Flakes
Hikari Freeze Dried Brine Shrimp
The san francisco brand frozen brine shrimp
a microworm culture


Could I use any of these?

I feel like such a newbie when it comes to guppies!
 

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Okay, I have Java Moss, hornwort, anacharis, some plastic plants, and some other type of moss in the fry tank.
 

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I have algae wafers that don't disintegrate for longer than a day. They are hikari brand algae wafers, would this be okay to use instead of algae? There isn't any algae in the 10g where the soon to be mama is.
 

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Do guppies have contractions when giving birth?

I think my pregnant guppy is having contractions!
 

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My female has all of those except I put her in a 10g filled half way up to about 78 degrees, but she is hanging out by the heater. Every know and then she will slowly swim around, sometimes going up and hangs out by the bubbler (probably getting oxygen?).


Wait.. nvm now she is down at the bottom towards the front … nvm again lol she is slowly going to the right side…. now up to the surface again.

I read somewhere that movement helps with the birth, do you think that is what is happening?
 

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I don't have Baby Brine Shrimp, just frozen and freeze dried adult brine shrimp. I also have microworms. Would this suffice?
 

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Today while messing around with my community tank I notice a guppy fry! The guppy finally gave birth after I put her back with the others. I found a total of three guppy fry. They are now in my cherry shrimp and snails only 10g. It is cycled and I am slowly raising it to 78-79 from the original temp of 76. I am now making a hardboiled egg yolk paste thing. I will try to find some microworms small enough for them tomorrow. I am also going to prepare a bbs hatchery tonight.

So excited! I'm a grandma now :)
 

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Okay so they are eating well so far. I made them a mixture of crushed flakes, pellets, and crushed microworms. They really like it so far. Also, one small corner of the tank gets direct sunlight everyday so there are infusorians for them. They look like little specks of dust randomly darting everywhere. They were only born yesterday (I think) and I can already see the whites of their eyes and their little organs :)
 
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