Common questions

How do you separate baby guppies?

How do you separate baby guppies?

Separating Your Baby Guppies. Place the pregnant guppy in a breeder net or separate tank, if you can. Fit the breeder net in the corner of your tank. As another option, place the mother fish in a separate, small tank until she gives birth.

What do guppy Fry look like when they are born?

Identifying Your Pregnant Guppy Your guppy will grow in girth considerably and may appear “boxy” shaped. Her color may fade. Once she is fairly close to giving birth, her gravid spot will appear black. You may even be able to see the eyes of the fry through your female’s belly wall.

Do baby guppies need oxygen?

Do Guppies Need an Air Stone or Water Pump? As mentioned before, guppies need oxygen to live. Water oxygen exchange happens through surface agitation. If you want to provide good oxygen exchange and keep high oxygen level in your guppy aquarium, I recommend using an air stone or a water pump (internal filter).

Will baby guppies survive?

Often, baby guppies are getting eaten by their parents and other aquarium fish. If you don’t have a separate breeding tank, where you put your pregnant female to drop the fry, chances is that your guppy fry will not survive.

How quickly do baby guppies grow?

Guppy fry are easy to keep, but their growth to maturity takes about three months and that can sound like a lot! They’re not hard to keep, but you need to make sure you provide good nutrition and conditions so they grow well.

Can baby guppies live without filter?

One of the things to consider when setting up a guppy fish tank is whether to set it up with or without a filter. But in the hands of an experienced aquarists, guppies can survive without a filter if the right water conditions are otherwise maintained.

Do guppies usually stay at the top of the tank?

It is said that when guppies stay swimming at the top of the tank, it is because they could be suffocating and struggling with the lack of oxygen in the water. Therefore, you need to have an oxygenating pump to keep the suitable amount of oxygen in the water. It would also be a good option if you get the water moving.

Can I leave Guppy fry in the tank?

Once they’re large enough, you can put them back into the main tank. In a couple of weeks, they’re large enough to be put back into the tank with the adults. As long as they no longer fit into the mouths of your adult guppies, you can make the transfer from the grow-out tank to the main aquarium.

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