What do I do when my guppy has babies?

What do I do if my fish has babies?

After Your Fish Gives Birth

For many species, it’s important to keep fertilized eggs and newly hatched fish, or fry, separate from the adults. Some fish eat their own young while others eat the young of other species. Keeping the fish eggs and fry separate from the adult fish may give them a better chance of survival.

How many guppy fry survive?

Once the fish gets pregnant, she will have fry every 2 to 7 months. This is only with platies, mollies and guppies as they are the only livebearers, any other fish will lay eggs and maybe 5/50 will survive as the eggs float about and often get eaten.

How long can guppies be in labor?

A female guppy fish can be in labor from 15 minutes to up to 1 day.

What do you do with fish eggs in a tank?

If there are signs that the parents are trying to eat the eggs, remove the parents from the tank immediately for a few hours, at least. You can reintroduce them to the eggs once they are well fed. If they still try to eat them, separate them permanently until the hatching.

How do I stop my fish from having babies?

How to Avoid Unwanted Fish Breeding in Your Tank

  1. Buy only one gender of fish, preferably males. If you don’t have male and female fish together, there is less chance for baby fish to appear. …
  2. Choose egg-laying species rather than live bearers. …
  3. Adjust tanks conditions to make breeding less comfortable.
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