Feeding Problem

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Postby bmm930 » 2005-11-27 14:41

My guppy just had some babies last night. :)
unfortunatly i can not feed them.
The bigger fish always eat the food before it reaches them...
What should I do to feed them?
They are swimming around in the tank with all of the big ones, just to let you know.
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Postby susankat » 2005-11-27 14:52

Congratulations on the fry.

If you have plants in the tank, especially floating ones, they will feed on the organisms that are on the plants and should be fine. You can also try giving a little more food and let the water movement get it down to them.
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-11-27 14:56

Well, I have fake plants...
And should I feed them whenever their bellies are flat?
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Postby susankat » 2005-11-27 15:05

They should be fed several times a day, fry should not be allowed to get flat bellies if you want them to grow and be healthy.

Since all you have is plastic plants, my suggestion would be to seperate them from the adults. If you don't have an extra tank a new plastic bucket or tub will do, put in airstone and a heater, do partial water changes everyday.
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Postby Sam » 2005-11-27 15:20

Congrats Ben, I know you've been wanting fry for ages ^_^
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-11-27 15:31

lol i know.
But I don't know if i did it on my own or if she came from the fish store pregnant. I have had her for 3 weeks, and when I got her she was not that fat. I saw them mating and I am not sure...
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-11-27 15:32

ps.
pics coming soon
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-11-27 15:45

CONGRATS! :woot: :60: :woot:

crush a few flakes into fine powder... the adults won't eat them & the fry will have a fair chance at getting some!

still, my best advice would be to seperate them somehow...

how many are there?
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-11-27 16:29

6 and still counting ;)
I did manage to seperate them into a small tank inside the main tank.
The adults will go after any food that they see...
so i think this is best.
Now that they are seperated I have a better chance of taking pics
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-11-27 18:13

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well, there they are :)
the grey fish is the mom and i am assuming the orange one is the father.
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Postby susankat » 2005-11-27 19:00

Since you have them seperated now, just crush any flake food as fine as you can get it.

I would suggest though finding a large bowl or bucket etc to where they will be the only thing to have access to the food. They won't be able to stay in a breeder net very long.

Also give them some hard boiled egg yolk. You can make a paste out of it using some tank water, or like what I use is ro water to make it into a thin paste. You can also feed some daphena and baby brine shrimp.
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-11-27 19:15

I have been feeding them powdered flakes and brine shrimp.
And the tank they are in floats in the water so they are the only ones who can get to the food.
Can you explain more about this egg paste please?
I have heard much about it but I want to know more :blink:
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Postby KittyKat » 2005-11-27 21:00

boil an egg till it's hard, take the yolk and add a bit of tank water to make it into a paste

the brine shrimp (BS) have to be baby brine shrimp (BBS)
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Postby bmm930 » 2005-11-27 23:58

why cant it be regular BS
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Postby susankat » 2005-11-28 03:35

Because they are more nutritious than just regular ones. And easier for them to eat. The older the brine shrimp get they loose a lot of food value.
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