Life And Growth Of A Fancy Guppy Fry
Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:39 PM
This is now my journal about my lone fancy guppy fry that I found when me and my mom were cleaning the tank. I was so surprised he survived since we use a gravel pump to clean the tank! Now he is in a 3-4 gallon fishbowl with a plastic plant, for about 2 more weeks then we will move him into a divided-off section of the main tank so he can get used to the other fish and so he will have filtered water to live in also. Here are some pictures of his parents.
His 2 possible fathers:
And his 2 possible mothers:
(sorry for the size of this one! )
And the main tank that he is going to live in:
I don't know what gender he/she is yet, its very young. =P
Oh and here is a picture of him:
Feel free to post comments and help and I will try to take pictures when he/she has grown bigger!
Posted 03 September 2011 - 11:23 PM
Congrats for being able to spot your one and only guppy fry.
I believe you are going to take care of him or her (him) well after reading your explanation.
IMHO, by the time you want put him at his own surrounding, he will be big enough not to be eaten by other fish in the main tank. His safety is not at stake.
Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:17 PM
Posted 08 September 2011 - 01:31 AM
He is getting a tiny tiny black dot in his tail but only I can see a tiny shade of orange. Arg! Why do I keep calling he/she a he.
Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:36 AM
Well, I will hopefully be able to get a picture of him at the next cleaning we do; have a good day!
Edit: So, I managed to get some pictures of him/her today, I will try to get more when we clean the tank again. (which should be soon)
Here is a update of the tank with the divider in it, I hope I can convince my mom to give him/her a little more space or maybe let him out at the next cleaning. He/she is about 1 cm long now.
Here is his/her poor tankmate with his split tail.
Here is the most recent picture of him/her. (you can sorta see his markings)
And, here is a picture I took of him/her like 2 weeks ago but failed to upload.
So I'm thinking that his/her dad is the orange/red one, so I'm happy!
Edited by Flame Heart, 14 September 2011 - 02:29 AM.
Posted 21 September 2011 - 03:37 AM
Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:43 AM
O.K., since you have an empty tank, I would like to suggest you keep him in it and let it be his grow up tank temporarily. Feed him frequently but at a quantity just enough to fill his tummy. 6 to 8 little feedings per day should be suffice. If you don't opportunity to feed him yourselg, try to get your mum to help you out. WC about 50% every 2 days and in no time, your one and only fry will grow much faster than it is now.
Please see my guppies when they were 2 months old as per linked:-
Fry @ 2 mths
Edited by noor, 21 September 2011 - 08:46 AM.
Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:55 AM
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Posted 26 September 2011 - 09:30 PM
Edit: Scratch that, I just saw Skittles. So releived and happy!
Edited by Flame Heart, 26 September 2011 - 09:32 PM.
Posted 30 September 2011 - 04:01 AM
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 07:31 PM
Well done with Skittles.
Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:29 PM
Skittles is doing great, looking more and more like the female guppy who sadly died with the blue male guppy about a week ago. So happy that she is looking more like her supposed mother, she had clear blue in her tail that was so pretty. Skittles is very big now, almost as big as the adults! She is definitely a girl, she has a gravid spot and color only on her fins.
The other smaller, unnamed guppy fry is growing up nicely, avoiding the chases of the adults and eating food picked up off the gravel. She is also probably a female, can't wait till she grows up and her colors are more definite. Right now she has some color on her tail, mostly light orange with some black spots here and there.
Side note, we have a new golden lyre-tail (presumably) female molly, and a red and black-finned baby platy. Lemondrop is still fat, as if she will never give us any more fry. I do really want some fry from her, as I would love to have a male home-bred guppy now and then. The middle of her tail is getting more black dots on it, (maybe it will turn yellow also!) before it was just clear.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:42 PM
Lemondrop and the Yellow Lyretail Molly have died, leaving us with the fish in my updated signature. Skittles is all grown up and is almost as big as the adults, and the other fry is growing up nicely and has a bit of bright orange on her tail. I might get pictures soon, but not definite.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 04:19 AM
I will be updating my signature with the remaining fish I have left. Maybe if I start babysitting and earning money my mom will let me do whatever with the tank as long as I pay for it, clean it, and feed the fish? I'm not sure.. Also if anyone could reference me to a site where I can learn how marbled bettas 'work'.
I just spotted a guppy fry! Maybe since we have been feeding them more they aren't eating all of them. Whatever the reason is, I hope it lives!
Edited by Flame Heart, 23 July 2012 - 05:52 PM.
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