Guppies

Discussion in 'Fresh Water Tanks Discussion' started by ziyaadb, 23 Jul 2007.

  1. ziyaadb

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    Any1 keep the little critters? i bought 3 4 months ago have about 40 fry now, I have heard that you can feed them to marines any1 here do that?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hey ziyaad, they can be fed to fish such as Lion Fish, not too sure what other aquarium fish will eat them, maybe if the fry are small enough other fish might take them, although I doubt the guppies will contain the correct nutritional needs of saltwater fish.

    A lot of people do frown on feeding live freshwater fish as there are many other types of prepared foods that are available to sustain your fish. Personally, on the odd occasion I used to feed my lionfish guppies, mollies and cardinals, it was an awesome sight to see the speed of the lionfish as they pursued their prey, let's face it, it happens in the wild, but anyway, yeah, that's it.
     
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    Just asking because i read it on another forum. Gupy fry are really small so im sure they can be eaten, LOOL im sure that you dont get Guppies in the Atlantic or idian ocean
     
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    Rich taste in foods...

    Dean, do U mean cardinal tetras???
    You'd need a good couple to equal a decent meal vs guppy/molly.

    Heck, it's like GOLD-dusted popcorn to a lionfish!!

    Oh, yes you do...Southern Africa has BOTH Indian and Atlantic coastlines....

    They tolerate/thrive in worse/wider water conditions listed above....

    It's guppy ADULTS used mainly in marine hobby feeding, though fry are used to tempt eg)
    seahorses, angels, eels into feeding.

    I import feeder fish both LIVE and FROZEN frozen, and to my horror, they were guppy, koi, goldfish, molly, platy/sword, Convict cichlid, tilapia at various times !!!

    Presently I get SMELT, from Europe as Whole-Frozen feeder fish.

    Good for anemones,LPS, triggers, lions, eels, large freshwater predators, turtles, crabs etc

    HTH
     
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    ziyaadb Thread Starter

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    LOOL man guppies are survivors. I dont think an adult guppy will fit into a clowns mouth. Anyways dude if u get any wild feeder type guppies can you give me a shout? Alive Please
     
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    I don't do those at all.

    Best to COLLECT your own, or buy all "runts" from some breeder/hobbyist near you.

    Guppies are in many public parks, rivers, dams...ask around.

    Most commonly available , in SA 'mosquito fish' (Gambusia spp.) as feeders, both sexes look grey.
    Like plain female guppies

    Real "collected from wild" are valuable as having relatively untainted genetics for breeders.

    WILD means from West-Indies/South-Central America, NOT from neighbourhood pond

    If you mean 'cheap', then no luck there.

    I import and distribute freshwater fish, foods, medicines, etc, beside marine stuff thru AQuality.

    Suggest pm , if you meant a commercial request.
     
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    there a a vast number of fish that will take a small live fish such as a guppy... wrasse , lionfish as mentiond and even anthias being a relation of the grouper family... my anthias nearly choked trying to swollow a live guppy so be catious with size in relation to fish being fed...
     
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    Ok cool thanks OBi
     
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