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Old 11-10-2008, 03:26 PM
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Friday morning I was feeding the shrimp tank that also has the guppies and neons and I saw some guppy fry. I took the fry I saw and put them into the 10 gallon tank with the swordtail fry and then this morning I saw some larger guppy fry in the 20 gallon as well as some new fry. The fry in the big tank seem to be doing ok as they have plants and java moss to hide in.

The shrimp won't eat them unless they die, and they are hiding well from the adults.

hopefully these have good color so that the local fish store will purchase them from me as the guppies they have now have almost no color to them and they are trying to find a good supply of guppies.

There are also probably four more pregnant guppy females in the tank.


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Old 11-10-2008, 03:38 PM
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Population EXPLOSION!!! It's great that you have a buyer...
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:53 PM
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Also I will take four of five guppies and give them to my son's second grade class. The teacher has a five gallon tank with all that is needed broken down and not in use. She told me she would set it up if I were to give the class fish.

I figure take a gallon of filtered water from my tap and four gallons of tank water from the 20 gallon tank from a water change day and that way I can just put the guppies in the tank, but it will be a few weeks before I do that. I will also give her a couple pond snails (I need to find someone who raises skunk botia to sell snails to as the botia love to eat them).

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:25 PM
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The classroom tank is a wonderful idea! The water alone won't be enough to cycle the classroom tank. You'll need to donate some cycled media, from one of your cycled tanks. Add the new fish, and keep an eye out for "blips". I cycle tanks from used media, and haven't had a problem. I do suggest treading carefully, as the little kids will be excited and won't enjoy seeing anything go wrong!
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10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:36 PM
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I'll definately have her run the tank for a week or two and will make sure to put some media of some sort in the water I give her and in her tank (squeezed out filter pads, plant cuttings, some gravel, and of course the snail shells from the live snails will have some bacteria).

And I am going to wait until the fry are a couple weeks old before I try to catch them so they are easier to see.

sorry if it sounded like I was going to rush things, I place the welfare of my animals very high, even if I give them away.

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Old 11-10-2008, 06:40 PM
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I wasn't meaning to sound like I was doubting you...just wanting to stress being careful. As a retired teacher, I know how the little kids are...it doesn't take much to upset some of them.
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29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:48 PM
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Nah Sharon, didn't look like you were doubting me, but in my post it looked like I was just going to dump water and fish in the tank with no lee time to let the bacteria build. sometimes I get in a hurry when I type and only give half an idea even if I did think of the other half
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Baby fry everywhere it seems. Congrats Dave. Very nice Indeed. I wonder if I will Ever get any fry to raise???
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:03 PM
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No problem! I'm the opposite...I think faster than I can type, due to some kind of a mental block involving remembering where some of the letters are on the keyboard!
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5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
5 gal...Scotty(Betta)
10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:34 AM
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Congratulations Dave...it is always exciting to find fry even if you don't want them...but that's livebearers for you!
 


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