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Guppy Hobbyist's Breeding Journal

Post by Guppy Hobbyist on Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:40 am

Wednesday 28th December 2016

So today I went to my favourite LFS to see if they had any heavily pregnant female guppies, however sadly they only had one so I bought her (mainly plain with a tiny bit of colour on her tail) and also a hb blue female and a red tail female who are slightly pregnant so we shall see what fry come from them. I also bought some hikari first bites and when any fry are born I will set up a brine shrimp hatchery as well. I have divided my 2ft tank (my only tank for this project at the minute) and on the left have my almost mosaic like male and mosaic like female (#2) and the red female and hb blue female and on the right I the plain female and the mosaic like female (#1) who should be dropping fry anytime soon. I have placed the heater on the right side and both sides have sponge filters but the left side has no Java moss and barely any cabomba or other plants floating. I have a 3ft tank I am questioning whether I should reseal and then also 4 other small tanks I would like to eventually setup but that's me for now so I'm out.

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Post by Guppy Hobbyist on Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:16 pm

Friday 30th December 2016

So far no fry from the two females which is depressing but I will update when I have fry Smile.

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Post by Guppy Hobbyist on Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:38 am

Sunday 1st January 2017

Well Happy New Year to everyone but anyway today I have done a 50% water change on the guppies tank but sadly there is still no fry. I will update when there are some fry.


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Post by Guppy Hobbyist on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:01 pm

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

So todsy has been a pretty eventful day to day the least. My mosaic female #1 started dropping fry and then I had to move my red female to the side with plants as I saw eyes moving towards her birth canal and she started giving birth and then the plain female has been giving birth. I then went out to my lfs to pick up some airline tubing and airstones to setup some BBS hatcheries and whilst there ended up picking a male and a female black Moscow guppy to add to the mix before selecting my best fry once all the females drop one or two times and beginning my selective breeding to start my own strain.

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Post by Guppy Hobbyist on Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:41 pm

Wednesday 4th January 2017
I haven't updated in a while but mosaic female #1 and my red female gave birth to fry and I ended up buying a male and female black Moscow pair from a local pet shop to add new variety into the group so I can have a wider range of colours to choose from when fry are born before starting my strain creation.

Sunday 8th January 2017
I netted all 8 adults out of the tank because fry were getting through the divider and moved them into my community tank and the divider has been taken down although it will be put back up once I need to separate the fry genderwise. I have fry from my mosaic female #1, red female, black Moscow female, plain female (I believe) and also may have one or two from the blue female and the other mosaic female. I did a 50% water change and have been feeding the fry 3 times a day on a weekday (due to school) and 5 times a day at the weekend. The fry are being fed on Hikari First Bites however I plan to introduce live BBS when they are a few weeks older.

Monday 9th January
I did a 20-25% water change on the fry tank just to help get rid of uneaten food and to help with water quality a bit.

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Post by Guppy Hobbyist on Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:29 pm

Wednesday 11th January 2017
I did about a 40-50% water change on the fry tank and wiped the bottom so I was able to vacuum up a large amount of uneaten food and faeces.

Sunday 15th January 2017
I have been noticing a few fry seem to quite possibly have misshapen backs so they may need to either be culled or if I grow them out they will just be moved into the community tank so any fry born will be eaten. I have also wanted to do a water change either today or yesterday but I haven't due to so much schoolwork and also procrastinating but that's me done for updates now.

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