Asked by: Eloi Bertolinpets fish and aquariums
How do you take care of guppy fry?
Last Updated: 25th March, 2020
- Keep the water temperature at 80 °F. It is not necessary, but warm water speeds up the metabolism of the fish.
- Make partial water changes often. Fresh water will also benefit the growth of the fry.
- Keep the lights on for at least 12-16 hours a day.
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Regarding this, how many times should I feed my guppy fry?
Fry. Guppy babies, or fry, need feeding between five and eight times each day. This is because their bodies go through rapid changes and are constantly growing. Since the tiny fish can eat only so much in a single serving, they need a lot of small meals.
Beside above, should I separate guppy fry? Separating the fry: As we mentioned before, it is good to separate the adult guppies from the fry so as not to have your fry eaten by the bigger fish. If you can afford a breeding tank, this would be a very good step that is accomplished. If you do not, a breeding box would be an option.
Hereof, how long can I keep my guppy fry in a breeder box?
I would recommend no longer than a week or maybe two. At that time, they should be too large to fit in the adults' mouths. Keeping them in longer can stunt them and/or (with that many) deprive some of them of food.
Why are my guppy fry dying?
The most common reason for guppies dying in your aquarium is the poor water quality. With feeding your fish you actually pollute the water in your tank. The lack of oxygen in the water can also cause guppies to die. Putting too cold or too warm water in your aquarium will cause death to your guppy fish.