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Trapper7

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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 :-D
 

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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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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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This has nothing to do with your problem, but.... I believe the plural of fish is fish if you are talking about a single species. I believe the plural of fish is fishes if you are talking about multiple species.
 

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I don't like saying fishes, it just bugs me. It just doesn't sound right.
 

Trapper7

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Fishes is actually a word?? I thought people were just saying it wrong, lol.

I have 6 guppies and a dwarf pleco, so I can't handle anymore fish. I noticed I still have one baby left though.

Do Chichlids eat babies?
 

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They would stand a better chance in the cichlid tank than with some of the 10 yr old kids I've met around this area. :-))
 
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