How to Breed Fancy Guppies

How to Breed Fancy Guppies

Breeding guppies begins with your breeding shoal. Breed one male to about two to three females. Ok, so it’s a tiny shoal but from those two or three females, even if you remove the male after you notice they are pregnant and never put him with them again, they will store and use his sperm to reproduce up to three litters each.

Feed your breeders well but don’t over feed them because that will cause health problems and possibly even fatalities. Micro worms, a good quality flaked food, water fleas, brine shrimp are all good to feed.

As for breeders and fry, a smaller 5 gal tank is enough as container. Guppies are not difficult to keep because they can adapt to various water conditions. A pH of 7.2 in moderate hardness is just perfect water condition for them but they can live to water that is amidst 6.4 to 8.6 provided, they are accustomed appropriately. Take note to maintain temperatures between 76 and 82 degrees for your breeders and fry while older guppies can live between 72 to 76 degrees.

The best time to separate your fry by sexes is 4 to 5 weeks after. To do this sort out enough females that you will need in planning for your next set of breeders. You can easily detect if the fry is female because in its anal fins, where the fertilization takes place, there is a dark spot directly above.

Breeding Bala Shark

Breeding The Bala Shark

The Bala shark (Balantiocheilos melanopterus) is among the most popular freshwater aquarium fish, being both very beautiful and easy to care for. Its coloring is dark silver with black margins along its fins, and for this reason it is also sometimes known as the tricolor shark or silver shark.
Bala sharks do well on a varied diet of standard fish food, vitamin-enriched flake foods, fresh vegetables, pellets, and live food such as mosquitoes or shrimp.

The male fish is sleeker than the female. Bala sharks reach maturity at 9 inches and can grow up to 15 inches in length, making them among the largest aquarium fish. The males are sleeker than the females. Therefore, it is recommended that they be kept in a tank no smaller than 40 gallons. The Bala Shark originates from places such as Thailand, Borneo and Sumatra and have made their way around the world.

  • Keep in mind that the Bala Shark is not likely to breed without a spawning hormone. This hormone must be extracted from carp and then applied to your fish.
  • These fish reach maturity at 9 inches in length. The female will be much more chubby than the males.
  • Once you can distinguish between sexes, separate them so you can condition them for breeding.
  • If you do succeed at breeding the Bala Shark, remember that the babies are quite sensitive and can contract the "ich disease".
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