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Postby bmm930 » 2005-10-21 21:54

I have tried soooo long and i cant get my female pregnant!!
I have a female and some males....
the temp is like 80 degrees about
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Postby Sam » 2005-10-22 09:17

Umm, the only thing i can suggest is that the females or males may not be fetrtile. Its usually harder to not have babies than to have them.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-22 16:17

get a few more fish: so that you have (in all) 2 males and at least 3 females, preferably more.
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Postby Sam » 2005-10-22 16:34

try and have 2+ females to every male. I have 2 males and 5 females
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-22 16:38

i find that 3 females/2 males works fine, but for best results go for 2 females/male
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-24 19:03

also the female might not be feeling safe enough to have fry, so maybe get a few more plants... java fern is great for livebearers
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-10-24 20:01

i have like 6 plants! lol
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-24 20:03

... i have about 15 in my 5 gal... unlless those 6 are big?
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-10-24 20:16

well I don't want to suficate my guppies, They are semi big, the reach up to the top of the water line, and I have one big floating one.
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-24 20:17

plants produce oxygen, they can't suffocate the fish lol
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-10-24 20:23

i don't have real plants in mine...
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-24 20:27

get some then! they look nice and fish like them... at least mine do lol
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-10-24 20:28

will it clog up the filter?
and will there be algae all over the walls and stuff?
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-10-24 20:31

plants compete with algae!
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-10-24 20:35

My LFS has plants that are in the fish section and have fish swimming with them; they are the right plants to get, right?
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