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I have a fancy tail tank set up for the soul purpose of breeding them,
and I would like to know if there is anything special I have to do with the eggs or the actual fish once they are born. My friend told me I would have to remove the baby fish once they are born to avoid them from being eaten, but I wasn't sure if that was true or not. Thanks for your help.(in advance) =]
 

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Provide a lot of hiding places like Java Moss and plants and lots of nooks and crannies for the fry to get into and I don't think you will have a problem. Some people move the mother to a special tank before she gives birth and then moves her back afterward but I do not know that this is really absolutely necessary if you provide enough cover for the fry.

But someone else may have a differing opinion.

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Ok thanks, my Father suggested the same thing. I'm going to get one more plant for my tank just to make sure they have enough hiding places. Thanks for confirming! =]
 

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thanks!
I have one question what is the MTS bug?
 

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oh, haha, clever. I only have 2.
I'm thinking about just keeping the ones I have now and give the fry's away!
My parents don't want me to have any more tanks for a while. =/
 

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You will never need to worry about eggs when you breed guppies. They do not lay eggs like some fish do, they produce live fry instead. As Chickadee said, a nice big clump of java moss will give the fry plenty of hiding places and the fry will be able to survive in the tank with the adults. I find that my guppies breed out of control if they are given enough cover so I am reducing it. I have no room for all the fry that survive and there is very little market for pet store quality guppies, at least not where I live.
 

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awh, that's to bad to hear.
That's the problem for me too, if I can't be able to sell them to my local pet stores I may not have the room. So hopefully all goes well. Thanks for your information! =]
 

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When I breed my guppies, I put her in an isolated tank and put her in a breeder tank and let her go do her "thang." *pc

Isolating the female will yield the most amound of fish that will survive. However, if you do not wish to do so, you can still have a good turnout. Always make sure that you supply MANY hiding places such as java moss or some other type of floating moss.

Oh, and before I go, guppies are part of the livebearer community. They give birth to live young, and do not lay eggs.
 
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