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The only thing I will say @plankton you must have a plan for the all the Fry. I love these fish to bits but like all livebearers they are breeding nuisance. :[
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I just let the guppies get on with it now, as nowhere local will take them.
They seem to balance their population, well they should do after 20 years. ;)

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plankton wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:22 am
I just let the guppies get on with it now, as nowhere local will take them.
They seem to balance their population, well they should do after 20 years. ;)
Sorry @plankton didn't see this post (not getting notifications at the moment for some reason)

I'm curious to know how you manage this. I love livebearers, particularly the Endler Guppy, but found they always seem to over populate a tank within six months or so. If you don't mind, could tell me what your findings are from this batch you've had from the last 20 years, what has been the average population in your aquarium, tank size and any special maintenance you do i.e. size of filter or waterchanges?

Many thanks.
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There's usually about 50 guppies in the tank (105l), they breed and most of the fry either die or get eaten.
Weekly water changes, about 10%-20% depending on my back capability.
I don't count the fry, there's way too much cover.
The survivors live about 18 months, which is about what the originals did (if the original alpha female let them.....she did not like the yellow males I put in with her - she was blue).
There were 3 separate batches introduced, but I haven't added new genes for over 10 years now, I was (in the back of my mind) rather hoping they would die off, but they're much more adaptable than I thought......
I don't seem to get problems either......touch wood.
This is the only full tank pic I have at the moment, it's 2 years old.....but has just got even more green..... ;)

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plankton wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:37 am
There's usually about 50 guppies in the tank (105l), they breed and most of the fry either die or get eaten.
Weekly water changes, about 10%-20% depending on my back capability.
I don't count the fry, there's way too much cover.
The survivors live about 18 months, which is about what the originals did (if the original alpha female let them.....she did not like the yellow males I put in with her - she was blue).
There were 3 separate batches introduced, but I haven't added new genes for over 10 years now, I was (in the back of my mind) rather hoping they would die off, but they're much more adaptable than I thought......
I don't seem to get problems either......touch wood.
This is the only full tank pic I have at the moment, it's 2 years old.....but has just got even more green..... ;)

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I may at some point give a try and see how they get on. Thanks.
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They look great, I wouldn't mind getting some if they're still available?

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Wilba wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:32 am
They look great, I wouldn't mind getting some if they're still available?
Where are you?

They wouldn't be ready for another month. :)
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I'm in Wolsingham, County Durham.

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