They keep having Fry!!

wiley_gardenerMay 29, 2007

Our daughter came home from camp last summer with two guppies. They had 8 Fry and the two adults died during the winter. The 8 Fry have propogated greatly. We have a 5 gallon tank and love the fish but they keep having Fry. We probably have 30 fish now. Will they just keep propogating. I am not sure if our daughter can handle more than a 5 gallon tank. It has been great for her. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance

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A thought. Get rid of all but a half dozen of the best looking males. They are the colorful ones anyway.

30 Gups in a 5 is a mass die off just waiting to happen and that would upset a child far more than explaining why she needs to find most of them a good home.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2007 at 11:51AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

The above is certainly good advice. A larger tank and they will breed even faster lol
With this plan you will get to see if they actually can change sex.Have heard that but never witnessed it. gary

    Bookmark   June 3, 2007 at 1:39PM
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