Frequent question: When can baby guppies start eating?

What do I feed newborn guppies?

Feeding live food to your fish fry is the best: baby brine shrimp, micro worms, daphnia, or vinegar eels. However if you don’t have access to these type of food, you can use frozen or dry food as well. You can feed them flake foods, but make sure you crush it up in tiny pieces.

Will guppies stop eating when they are full?

Overfeeding them doesn’t help them in any way. It actually just ends in a whole lot of squandered food. Note, too, that excessive portions of food do not lead to bigger guppies, either. It’s bad news to feed guppies too much, and it’s also bad news to feed them too little.

Can I feed guppies every other day?

Compared with delicate tropical fish, hardy guppies are simple to care for. They need a regular feeding schedule to stay healthy and happy. Adult guppies are easy to work into a morning and evening routine, but baby guppies’ need to eat often dictates spreading several feedings out throughout the day.

How do I keep baby guppies from eating?

Plant thick, movable plants — real or fake — at the bottom of the tank to provide the guppies with a hiding place. Feed the fish at regular intervals each day; this decreases the likelihood that they will chase and eat babies out of hunger.

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How long do baby guppies need to be separated?

If you don’t want more babies, you’ll need to separate your male and female fry once they reach about 6 to 8 weeks old.

Will baby fish survive in my tank?

Not necessarily. Many fish breed very easily and produce great numbers of offspring, simply because very few will survive to adulthood. The more fish in your tank, the more you will need to feed them, the more feces they will produce and the harder your filtration system will have to work.

Can Guppies give birth over a few days?

Guppies can birth over a 48 hour period. Yours is still completely squared off, so yes, i would say she’s got some left in her. Be sure she has plenty to eat.

What do guppies look like when mating?

Guppy mating takes less than a second, and it looks just like he is stinging her at her vent where her gravid spot is located. This is the dark spot just behind the female’s abdomen. Although the breeding is extremely quick, numerous breedings will take place to ensure the female has been fertilized.

Can I put 2 pregnant guppies together?

Yes. You should either put her in a separate tank, or a separate container inside the same tank. When she gives birth the males will eat the babies.