We have fry! *pic heavy*

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Malibu99, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there. One of our guppies gave birth to seven fry last night. I netted them all and put them in the little 'fry nursery' as I call it. So far they're all active and pooping. Sorry for the horrible quality photos- they're so tiny.

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    And the parents. I'm not sure who gave birth, but I think it was this one.

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    And one of my favorite males.

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    And the entire tank. The fry nursery is to the right :3

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    There are actually 15 guppies in there (not counting babies). I have way too many males, but I don't want to cull any. So far they haven't fought or anything, and the females seem fine, so I'm leaving them (I've got one more female than I have males. So that's 8 females and 7 males... not counting babies.) I have this really cool male who actually tore his tail right down the middle, so his name is DoubleTail. :3
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    CONGRATS! It will be fun watching them grow!
     
  3. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, YAY. I agree. It will be fun watching them grow.
     
  4. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks :D Just got another two, who were both trying to get in with the seven. :3 One of the two is a little darker, I'm assuming he was JUST born, as he is very thin. He's now eating and swimming around :3 He gets a name, as I can tell him apart. His name is Smokey :3
     
  5. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well- they're all healthy looking. Except Smokey. His eyes look wierd and he can't find food- which tells me he's blind. He spends most of the time in the corner, then spazzes out when something touches him. I crushed up some peas and used an eyedropper to feed him... he got some pea, which is good. I hope he'll be okay now.
     
  6. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Smokey is doing well. Instead of laying in the corner, he's jerkily swimming around in circles. Not like an illness though. He can find food now, yet is still thinner than the rest. He enjoyed his crushed peas today :3 I wasn't sure if he'd still be alive when I woke up this morning, but he was acting fairly normal. As normal as a blind fish can be.
     
  7. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Smokey ate a flake and a pea today. Yay, smokey!
     
  8. congrats will you really fry them?
     
  9. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fry is just the term for baby Guppies. And possibly other fish?
     
  10. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like you are taking great care of Smokey! Glad he is improving.
     

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