You will need
- the source of the fry;
- aquarium with adult fish;
- - a net for catching aquarium fish;
- package for transportation of fish or other transparent and durable.
Finally came the long awaited moment of the resettlement babies guppies in a common aquarium. And, before the advent of the new fry, you can forget about the double work of cleaning your aquarium and accessories.
The time transplant occurs when disappears the probability of kids being eaten by adults. Usually fingerlings transplanted in 2-4 months after birth. Until that time, the fry live in a small aquarium-the hotbed. Separation of fry promotes not only the preservation of offspring, but also to strengthen health. After all, the fry no need to hide out and get away from other fish, thus saving energy. Thus the saved energy goes to the development and growth of fry.
The tank should have enough hiding places and plants, so the kids were able to hide from danger and to wait her. Fry can successfully hide in foliage of long-leaved plants. The lush vegetation is necessary not only to fry. The lush tail of males attracts the attention of other fish and they can easily bite him, leading to illness and even death of fish.
Fry guppies sensitive to the temperature change. Therefore, make sure that the temperature in the hotbed and General aquarium was the same. The optimum temperature for healthy growth of fry is the temperature of 22-24 °C, although they tolerate and increasing the temperature to 30°C. At temperatures above 26°C the fry grow faster.
Type in the special package for transportation of fish water from the nursery, gently catch special nets all fry guppies and dip the package into a common aquarium. After 10-15 minutes, when the fry will calm down, pour some water from the package and type the missing number from the aquarium. Repeat the procedure a couple of times, and then carefully submerge the bag into the water and flip it over, thus giving the fry to swim out of the bag in the aquarium.
Before the transplant can be added to the hotbed of water from the next tank for greater comfort during adaptation. Another factor for successful adaptation is finding the fry in a community tank with no other fish. Before transplanting it is possible to conduct a General cleaning of the future of the aquarium. Before settling for a few hours to run the fry guppies to the above scheme, reducing the number of doliani water to one or two times. This will allow them to adapt to an unfamiliar environment.
guppy fry are very mobile, while catching can jump out of a net.
Advice 2: How to feed guppy fry
Aquarists – people are busy. Not only that, they have to observe strictly the time of feeding fish, and constantly clean the aquarium, change the water in it and decorate it, as resources permit. And if there is a fish and offspring – and then trouble increases.
Check whether a well-lighted aquarium. And adult guppies and the fry need as much light as possible. In the first days of life fish the lights in the aquarium off the clock.
Purchase, gather or grow in the home live food for the fry in advance. Do not feed them dry food. First, it is difficult to immediately determine the amount, and second, the excess forage can form on the surface of the water film, and third, this food is still too rough for them. For dry food, they can be converted when they get a little older.
During the 1st week of life to feed the fry should be 4-5 times a day, on the 2nd and 3-4. Up to 1,5-2 months the fry should be fed at least three times a day. If you are difficult to carry out almost all the time at home, try to set up an automatic feeder, but remember to remove the remnants and to ensure that feed was enough for everyone will own you.
Best fry feed "dust" (rotifers, all nauplii and Cyclops) or microcephaly, grown on pureed carrots. Finely crushed bloodworms, Tubifex or nematode fry can be fed not earlier than the 2nd week of life, only a very short time and in extreme cases.
Instead of live feeds of hopesick you can nurse pounded almost to dust the egg yolk (or scrambled eggs), yogurt, grated on a fine grater cheese. But using them is only as foods. Please note: from egg yolk, the water in the aquarium becomes cloudy, it is better to give the fish any other bait.
Pour the yogurt with boiling water, wait until curdle the protein, and catch it with a butterfly net. Lower net protein into the aquarium and gently shake until it forms a cloud of small particles of food. Cheese (or milk) is poured in the aquarium as well as any other food.
Advice 3: How to care for guppy fry
Guppy is a very popular fish that you can buy in the special stores at a relatively low price. Optionally, you can also breed them, but only under the condition that the fry will be provided proper care.
The basics of caring for guppy fry in a community tank
The most important rule that must be followed to the people who choose to raise fry with adults, says that you need to carefully monitor the amount of food and never to get guppies to starve. The fact that this fish may eat the fry if the feed is not enough. Furthermore, it is desirable that the fry was a private shelter, a special part of the tank where you pour out some feed for them. This will ensure the relative safety of small fish.
Select for young plants with long stems and small leaves. They help create a protected space in the aquarium and arrange for kids comfortable housing next to the adults.
As feed for fingerlings of guppy in the first weeks of life, you can use a brine shrimp. After 4-5 weeks after the appearance of fish on light add to their diet of Tubifex and bloodworms. Don't forget to carefully grind food, so the fish could eat. Give them food at least 3 times a day. It is desirable to pour a little more food than they can eat at once, so that later, fry had the opportunity to eat. Bring food as close as possible to the plants, where they live small guppies, so they do not have to swim to be an adult.
How to keep guppy fry in a separate tank
Constantly watch for the appearance of the fish. Fry guppies should have a big round belly. It is also important that they eat too much and refused to feed. If the kids don't want to eat, they may be sick, or you are wrong to keep them and provide inappropriate care.
For fry guppy suitable aquarium with a volume of approximately 20-40 litres with high-quality aeration and with many small plants. It is desirable not to Supplement the housing of fish with soil, otherwise you will only complicate the process of caring for kids.
When growing guppy fry in a separate aquarium, it is necessary to constantly monitor the temperature and water quality. In any case it is impossible to pour into a container not settled water from the tap – it is necessary to leave it for 2-3 days and then strain.
Recommended daily to replace 30-40% of the water in the aquarium, the fry of guppies feel comfortable. The temperature of the water in the first 3-4 weeks of life, fry it should not fall below 28C. Then you can gradually, within a week, reduce it to 26oC, and then to 24C.
Advice 4: How to understand that guppies are pregnant
Guppy is a freshwater fish that belongs to the family Poeciliidae. It is considered to be fairly undemanding and popular of all aquarium fish. It should be noted that every breeder should have an idea on how to determine that a female guppy is pregnant. This knowledge will help in a timely manner to create certain conditions for females expecting offspring.
Typically, the pregnant guppy is determined by the shape of its abdomen. The fact that females bearing offspring, has a round voluminous belly, which is just before birth gets a little rectangular shape. Sometimes gaps can be observed fry, and closer to labor guppies has a dark generic spot localized in the abdomen. Be aware that the shape of the head fish in this period begins to seem elegant due to the volume of the stomach. In addition, a pregnant female you'll be peaceful and calm behaviour.
Often, before throwing a fry guppies becomes dark rear part of the belly. In that case, if the tank has only fish of this family, and there are plenty of shelters in the form of rocks, driftwood and algae, the female can be not to transplant. However, when living in an aquarium with other fish, guppies, hatching offspring, mandatory for the period of throwing should be deposited, then run back. It is important to remember that the fry should be kept in a separate container.
Otsaila pregnant female, you need to consider that it is able to eat their fry. Thus, it is advisable to take care of the acquisition of the plants by which they can hide from the mother, temporarily located next to the offspring. The number of fry born to a female depends on her age. Young fish can breed up to ten pieces, while the old are able to draw a hundred fry. In order that the offspring had a beautiful color and has quickly evolved, they should be fed a variety of food three times a day.
Basically, the pregnant guppy has a duration of forty days. During the first weeks after birth, the larvae remain in otsadnik. Then they transplanted the larger capacity. Already in a month it is possible to notice distinctive features, allowing to determine the sex of fry. Females occurs generic spot near the anus. Males in the three month change of the so-called anal fin in gonopodia. Note that to prevent breeding guppies, the young offspring is advisable to promptly distribute by gender and include separate. In the winter it is necessary to observe the water temperature, which should reach eighteen degrees Celsius. Such actions not only help to avoid unnecessary spawning, but will also allow the female to rest from labor.