[Guppy fry care is a key stage in breeding guppies.]
Thank you for the information - I have a similar Nursery, unfortunately, my mama guppy didn't make it. She sat on the bottom of the tank before I put her in the nursery, so she might have been a little stressed - I thought putting her in the Nursery would give her some relieve from being hounded by the males - My Nursery was in the main tank - and a few guys got caught in the filter part of the Nursery, one didn't make it.
This time I'm going put the nursery in my hospital tank. I keep my surviving frys in this tank. I'm a little worried about putting my prize female guppy in the Nursery. I do not want anything to happen to her. After the deaths, I was just going to let the frys be born in the main tank, and then remove them.
Have you seen this happen in your nursery - fish getting stuck in the filter compartment?
Another question - how long after the female guppy squares will the frys be born?
Guppy fry are not reliant upon their mothers for any of their needs, and adult guppies may even eat their young. so it is important to keep the fry protected from larger fish.
Keeping your fry in a small tank of their own until they are large enough to be mixed in your general fish population is recommended. At the very least, you should partition off the tank so that fry can keep out of the way of the mother fish!
In this article, I can explain proper guppy fry care so that you know how to look after your fry until they are large enough to be housed with adults.
The main tank guppy tank. First of all, you will need a main base tank in which your adult guppies will reside. This tank should be relatively large, with plenty of room for the amount of fish you plan to house within it, and should not be overcrowded.
If you are selectively breeding guppies from scratch, you will usually begin each strain with three fish: TWO FEMALE & ONE MALE.
In order to keep a tally of which fish breed and what line the off spring come from, you will need a different tank for each set of three.
A breeding trap is a small plastic container that can be hung or fixed into the breeding tank. It has a removable slatted partition in the center.
When your female guppy is ready to birth the fry, place her in the breeding trap and insert the partition. When the female fish drops the fry, they can swim through the slats in the partition into the safety of the other half of the trap, to keep the female guppy from eating them. The guppy can then removed from breeding tank and placed in the main tank.
Also, if you are using a filter compartment in the part of the tank where the tiny fry are, then make sure you cover the opening with a sponge or some suitable material, so that the fry are not sucked into the filter.
Identifying the fry and sorting them is important because they do not reach maturity till they are six months old.
Put your prized female guppy needed to be alone in the small tank. She needed to keep that away from those hounded males.
If you own guppies you will need to have a proper female to male ratio. This is because when you place two guppies together, one guppy will constantly pick on the other guppy. Males are very hard on the females. The males will chase around the female or females. The males will chase around the females until they become stressed out. It's very important to keep 3 females to one male. This way the male will pick on one of three females instead of one female guppy. If you do not keep this ratio you will end up with a lot of problems. The guppies will become stressed out. When guppies get stressed out when they begin to get sick and eventually die.