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Just wanted to let everyone know that I am finally a grandma to about 10 or more baby guppies, I am so excited. Any input as to the best way to take care of them would be greatly appreciated. Will send pictures when they get bigger.
 

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1.DONT leave them with the parents
2.use a sponge filter or box filter in there tank.
3.crush up flake food in your hand ntill its a powder and thats what u feed them.
 

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very cool. Im thinking of doing a guppy tank, such a colorful and active fish, but a bit pricey to get a nice size schoal of them.
 

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hmmm.... i was kinda thinking about getting a few more guppies and maybe just one female... not sure yet tho
 

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You need to seperate from any other guppies. The mommy should be good for 2 days. There is a hormone released into them when they give birth, and it should last for 24-48 hours. I have had chronically breeding guppies, as soom as even 3 weeks form the time the females are born(i know, they're insane), never removed, and many have survived.

You can easily use some crushed up flake food, feed a very small amount.

I find that with the guppies, there is no need to do water changes. Keep decent filtration, and keep adding water, no problems. I have had my guppies near a year, have never done 1 water change. They are happy as pigs in slop. Water is crystal clear, and paramaters are fantastic. Just make sure you have adequate filtration for the # you have, and you'll be fine.

As to elawandowski, they are pretty cheap. Grab(usually sold in pairs) 2 males and 2 females. Try and get the same color, or 2 different colors, but then you have to at least breed in seperate tanks. I think mine mixed colors, and basically now my offspring are solely feeder guppies, as they have little to no color, grow huge, etc. Leave them with their color-paired males about 2-3 weeks, remove the 2 females, and leave them in the baby tank for 3-4 weeks. You will have tons of little baby guppies. Can have between 6(the low side of my guppies big broods) and 50 babies per birth. They can also get pregnant for 6 successive broods from one male. Meaning, if you keep those 2 females in another tank seperate from the males, they can have up to 6 more "litters" without any interaction with any males.

Don't know if I am stating the obvious for you, or not, just what I have learned since mine started bursting at the seems.
 

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Congrats!
1.DONT leave them with the parents
2.use a sponge filter or box filter in there tank.
3.crush up flake food in your hand ntill its a powder and thats what u feed them.
1, unless you keep the parents well fed

2. why? HOB's work just as well if not better in fry tanks, just use a wrap around the inlet.

3. Plastic baggies work the best.
 
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