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Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by theDutchess, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. theDutchess

    theDutchess Mostly New Member

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    Ok so I have decided that I would love to attemp selective breeding in some guppies but I obviously can't keep them all! What would I do with all of the fry that I don't plan to put into my 'breeding program'? Could I sell them on like aquabid, would they be worth anything? What could I do?
     
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    Buy an oscar....
     
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    I would rather not (and can't) keep such a big fish... Sorry thanks for your input
     
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    Post them on gumtree free to good home ???
     
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    Hmmm what is gumtree? nick1200
     
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    Search and contact non chain pet stores in your area and ask if they could take a few every couple of months. Mine do. I have platies. But my local store will only take adults aka sellable platies. My platies take a good 4-5 months to reach the size they want so keep that in mind. I capture only about 6 fry anytime that I can fit six more fish to grow to adult size.
     
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    Its the UK equivalent to Craigslist.
     
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    Cool guys thank you! I'm almost thinking that I may for a little while make the fry do the whole 'survival of the fittest' thing... Is this a good Idea? Just wait untill there is like 5 or so left then out them into a grow out tank
     
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    That's a good idea. It will ensure the healthiest of stock. It also makes feeding and cleaning t ime much easier since you don't have to flood the tank with a million microscopic food bits to make sure a couple dozen fry eat. :3 start a thread in the journal section with pictures! Emphasis on the pictures! We love journals here in the livebearer section!
     
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    Ok I will thanks lolobunnz it may take a while untill I even get guppies... But when the time comes look for my journal! Lol
     
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    Well, if you're looking for certain, prettier guppies of the bunch that you want to keep, maybe keep them in a separate tank and let them grow, and I guess then you would sell the unwanted ones to some sort of site.  You can also give them to your LFS.
     
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    Ya I do want colorful fish but I also want healthy
     
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    Easy then, when you're getting rid of the fish you don't want, look for signs like small size (relatively), crooked backs and other deformities, and lethargy; those you give away with the others.  Of course, if you have another tank, give the non-healthy ones to your other fish to eat, since you don't exactly want to give defectives to your LFS.
     
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    Ya that sounds good thanks!
     

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