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Amy

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Jan 3, 2001, 11:01:47 PM1/3/01
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Well my sword tail gave birth to about 30 fry last Sunday and today my black
guppy gave birth. We thought we had a few more days with her and that the
pregnant Molly was going to be next but nope, she surprised us. Well, I
predicted the guppy was next but my husband who usually knows more fish wise
than I do said the Molly was next. Anyways, when I was feeding them this
afternoon I saw her chase a baby and I freaked. The tank she was in has few
hiding places since we uprooted most the plants (because of the Yo-Yo loach
which by the way is MIA along with the Pleco still). I freaked out and we
put the breeding tank in the tank and tried to carefully net her into it.
Well she gave birth to a couple in there and then I freaked out that they
were going to get out from a hole I made in the bottom (with the intent of
having the fish get out of it but only into a baby tank). Well, then my
husband got a bowl and filled it with the tank water and then scooped the
breeding trap up into it and immediately transferred it to our 29 g. tank
that has the other babies. Well, my question is we know she gave birth to 8
babies that we saved (crossing my fingers that they live) and I know she ate
a few so she seemed to have a decent amount come out of her but in between
the last few babies she had this yellow stuff come out of her. She would
eat it and then a baby would pop out. One of them fell down below and it is
a small circle with yellowish stuff in it. I have no idea what that stuff
is. I don't know if it was an unfertilized egg, if it had anything to do
with us moving her around while giving birth or if it normal and is like
after birth or something. Does anyone know anything about this? We waited
for over an hour after the last baby was born and then figured that since
she hated the trap and that the babies needed to be let out that we would
move her back and let the babies out. I asked my husband to try to save the
egg thing until I knew what it was though. Anyways, hope this makes sense.
Just wondering what that yellow stuff is. All this is exciting. I just am
having a hard time knowing when to put the moms in the breeding tanks. I
don't want to do it too soon and confine them like that any longer than
necessary but on the other hand I don't want to have to go through a repeat
of this again either. Any thoughts on this? This is pretty neat. Sunday
we had one batch, today we had another, the Molly should have hers within
the next week and the other guppy should be right after her. My Platys
don't seem to be getting pregnant. One of them had one batch of babies when
my husband first got them and then a few of the adults died the next day
(they were from Wal-Mart) and there are two adults left and two babies.
Well three adults but the only male died a few weeks ago. I have seen the
male guppy actually get them on several occasions but they never show any
signs of pregnancy. Any thoughts on this? Anyways, sorry for rambling.
Just excited.

Amy


Frank & Kay Bayne

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Jan 4, 2001, 3:34:30 AM1/4/01
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Breeding traps/nets don't do the already stressed female any good at all,
let alone moving her all over the place! If you have a "baby tank" _fill_ it
with floating plants, or use a few plastic kitchen scrub balls pulled apart,
or plastic x-mas tree ropeing - a full tank of it. That gives the fry the
whole tank to hid in with out moving the female untill the day after she
drops the fry, then move her...Get another (one) male platy, or swordtail,
or moon - they all will/can breed with the female platies, the guppy might
try, but can't fertilize the platy.......Frank
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Amy

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Jan 4, 2001, 3:56:53 PM1/4/01
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Do you know what that yellow stuff was?

Amy

Frank & Kay Bayne

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Jan 4, 2001, 7:56:36 PM1/4/01
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Afterbirth....

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Amy

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Jan 6, 2001, 10:20:15 PM1/6/01
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If I have Guppies, Mollies, Mickey Mouse Platys, and Sword tails (not all in
the same tank just asking out of curiosity) could you tell me who can
impregnate who? From what I understand the Swordtails and Platys can breed
together but I am wondering ....

Can a Guppy and a Platy ever breed together?
Can a Guppy and a Molly ever breed together?
Can a Guppy and a Swordtail ever breed together?
Can a Swordtail and a Molly ever breed together?
Can a Platy and a Molly ever breed together?
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Amy

Frank & Kay Bayne

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Jan 6, 2001, 10:54:51 PM1/6/01
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No, no, no, no, & no. Guppys can only fertilize guppys, mollies, only
mollies. Swordtails however *can* fertilize platties and through platties,
moons - and other swordtails...(g)...Frank

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Amy

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Jan 7, 2001, 10:46:58 AM1/7/01
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Okay thanks :-) . Atleast now I won't have to worry so much about trying to
figure out who the father is since I only have one male of each kind.
Should make it pretty easy to know even before the babies are born... lol.
But it will be interesting to see the guppy babies I currently have grow up
because the guppy that gave birth was already quite pregnant when we bought
her so these babies will be a complete surprise.
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Amy

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