It Happened! I'm a Guppy Grandma!

@clownfish (3275)
United States
July 16, 2007 11:58pm CST
Whoohoooo! I was about to give up hope of my female guppy ever giving birth. The male tequila sunrise guppy died a few weeks ago, and the female is very similarly colored. Anyway, tonight I was looking for my little catfish who lives in the same tank when....there it was.....a bitty guppy! Then another and another! Yayyyyy! I scooped the bigger fish and put them in the breeding net since it was easier than trying to keep track of all the little ones. Yayyyy! She finally had babies! I'm so happy! :-) I had to let all of you know who had given me advice and been so supportive and answered my guppy breeding questions! Thanks, Everyone! :-)
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
21 Jul 07
Woohooo! Congratulations guppy nana! Isn't it awesome to see all those little babies swimming around? I used to have platys, and they would produce babies all the time, and I got the biggest kick out of it. Congrats again hon.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
21 Jul 07
P.s....Love your avatar hon. It's adorable!
@sunshinecup (7880)
17 Jul 07
Oh that is so cool, now the hard part, naming them! ha ha :oD
@breepeace (3024)
• Canada
6 Aug 07
*LOL* Actually, the hard part would be trying to remember which one is which. :) I just named my 2 Dexter and Baxter so I wouldn't have to tell them apart. :)
• India
20 Aug 07
Congrats..and by the way wats yur age grandma
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
23 Jul 07
Congratulations, next you will be overloaded with guppies. They will be everywhere. That is what happened to us. It only took about 2 weeks and we were overloaded with them.
• United States
18 Jul 07
Congratgulations nana! If guppy babies are anything like white mice babies once they start coming the mama doesn't seem to know when to stop having babies!
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Congratulations on being a new guppy grandma. Now you will have to keep us posted aout how they are doing.
@bigedshult1 (1613)
• United States
17 Jul 07
happy brith to your guppy's
• United States
17 Jul 07
Yes the female guppy can give birth to many broods without having a male around but once. So you could wind up with many babies . And when the babies get to be about 3 to 4 months old they will start breeding too. Make sure to use plenty of floating plants so that the babies have places to hide from their mother and the other fishes. Also make sure to do regular water changes with water that does not have chlorine, chloramine and has the heavy metals made less harmful. This way the babies will be able to grow better , faster and healthier. Also make sure to give the fish a good variety of high quality fish foods.
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
17 Jul 07
That's great! I had guppies growing up and they're great fish. I had a huge tanks with 200, started out that tank with like 6! You'll see once the little ones get bigger that you'll get more breading. Be careful with the little ones, they tend to be kinda fragile to their enviorment.