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    Baby Guppies

    I bought 6 (3 males and 3 females) fancy guppies on Sunday and I should have known one of the females was pregnant because her abdomen was huge. I was looking at her earlier today and I noticed her abdomen was a lot smaller, I looked around for babies but couldn't find any. But just now I saw 2 fry (fries?lol). Do they usually give birth to only a few, or have the others been eaten already? They're cute little buggers
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    lol, that is awesome! I think fry is for 1 or multiple like fish. (I bugs me when people say fishes XD) i think it is kinda interesting that guppies give live birth too.

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    I also don't like it when people say "fishes" lol. It's really neat that Guppies give birth to live fish, I didn't know fish could do that! I can't find the two babies I saw last night....I hope they weren't breakfast for the bigger ones
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    congrats, yeah ive heard fry is considered any amount of baby fish, or at least the fish ive tried breeding. yeah they could have got eaten, id put a bushy live plant in with them, say hornwort, anacharis, java moss, those help keep the babies from getting eaten

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    Mine usually have 25-40 fry per drop. I net them and use a fry basket to keep them safe.

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    I moved them to a 2.5 gallon tank and usually had them all live. (I never made a water change but they grew up pretty fast)

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    You can by a plastic guppy trap, which allows the fry to fall through a slit at the bottom. It's likely they ended up being eaten. Depending upon size, age, and health, they could have just a small handful to 40 or 50. Don't worry... there will be more opportunities!

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    What the heck am I going to do with all the babies? I only have a ten gallon tank, I can't handle anymore fish.
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