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I am a well weathered aqua plant and fish guy from a time before internet. After a long time without tanks, time and money (about 23 years) I started up my gift from three birthdays ago ( again not really enough time or money) a 36 gallon bowfront. Once I got everything cycled I realized this can be enjoyed with a little ( ok alot ) of patience. Anyway I knew to stay away from guppies because I only have one tank and no stores that are willing to buy from local breeder. My wife surprised me with some beautiful gups and I couldn't say no. I actually found one store that agreed to rescue my babies then this virus caused this one store to close up. I pray this store will re-open sometime soon. The baby's are still coming like batches of cookies at Christmas time...... LOL
 

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Been there do that ;) I was working on a 30 gallon tank and decided to do a silent/planted cycle. So I bought some feeder guppies. At the time the LFS had small not much bigger than fry guppies so I bought them. Later I found out that I had 7 females and one (lucky) male. As you have experienced nothing but fry on top of fry. I ended up putting them in my RES turtle tank. They no long are having many fry and the turtles seem to leave them alone. I must have close to 100 fry and small guppies, :crazy:
 
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Been there do that ;) I was working on a 30 gallon tank and decided to do a silent/planted cycle. So I bought some feeder guppies. At the time the LFS had small not much bigger than fry guppies so I bought them. Later I found out that I had 7 females and one (lucky) male. As you have experienced nothing but fry on top of fry. I ended up putting them in my RES turtle tank. They no long are having many fry and the turtles seem to leave them alone. I must have close to 100 fry and small guppies, :crazy:
So many gups so little time. Back in the day you can go anywhere and unload and even get store credit.....today not so much!!! Have you ever sold or traded your fish on line before???
 

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So many gups so little time. Back in the day you can go anywhere and unload and even get store credit.....today not so much!!! Have you ever sold or traded your fish on line before???
I have not tried online, I usually just give them to friends or my bother-in-law. What is left goes to the LFS. They have in the past given me fish food in return.
 
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If you need to get rid of some fast them for a few days and they will eat some of the small fry
Maybe I will, not a bad idea! I'm kinda proud, I do some good maintenance and it's good to see the fruits of my labor. I must decide how I want to deal with it.
 

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Wellcome to the club came back into the hobby last year stupidly bought some guppies to start am now getting overrun bought a pair of platties in January and already have 15 young what to do with them all !!!
 
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