Breeder Net to Raise Guppy Fry & Adult in Same Tank

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edited January 16 in Advice Tutorials

Breeder box to raise guppy fry & adult guppies in the same aquarium:

Raising guppy fry is very simple & you won’t need extra maintenance if you have a breeder box. Breeder boxes are available in different types. You can use a cheap breeder box which separates adult guppies from fry using Nylon mesh. It is made up of a plastic frame & a net, & you can attach it to the aquarium glass using suction cups. Keep the top of the breeder box above water level.

In this tutorial I will show you how to raise fry & avoid mature guppies from eating them in a shared aquarium.

How to raise guppy fry & adult guppies in a shared aquarium

As a result, there will be more chances that babies will survive & would not be swallowed by grown-up guppies. If you want to keep guppies as pets, then it is suggested to find a bigger tank because although adult guppies are small in size but they deliver many babies & the babies grow too quickly & soon you will have insufficient space.

You can follow a step by step procedure of protecting guppy fry from getting swallowed by their mother & other mature guppies that you are keeping in your aquarium. Breeding & raising guppy fry with adult guppies is very simple than keeping them in separate tanks which will allow you to maintain both tanks.

Step 1: Buy food for fry & also a breeder box to separate fry from adult guppies:

Buy food & breeder box
Buy food & breeder box

After seeing many little beautiful fry of one of my guppy, I added artificial plants to guppies aquarium to save the babies. Adult guppies showed interest in the fry & they were chasing them & I was worried that they might not bite or swallow them. I quickly bought some food for the babies & also a breeder box that can help in raising the fry. It is very simple to set up the breeder box but it was difficult to catch the fry & shift them to the breeder box. They were moving too fast & it was difficult to spot them due to their small size. It is easy to breed guppies & raise the fry by keeping both fry & adult guppies in a shared aquarium.

Step 2: How to setup a breeder box:

Step 2: How to setup a breeder box
Arrange frame like box shape & cover it with nylon

Take out all frame pieces & arrange them like box shape. Then cover the box with a nylon mesh so that it can only allow water to enter the breeder box. Top of the breeder box is open so keep it above water level. I recommend this method of separating adult fish from fry because it is very convenient, cheap & do not require additional maintenance. The net does not allow fry & adult guppies to mix up but allow water to flow through the breeder box & you won’t need a separate cycled aquarium, separate heater & filter for fry. I hope you have learnt a simple method of avoiding bullies from eating fry & how to setup a breeder box.

Pros & cons of a breeder box:

Pros & cons of a breeder box
Pros & cons of a breeder box

Breeder box is a cheap & convenient solution to separate adult guppies from fry. You do not require a separate heater or a filter, & there is no need of additional maintenance. No need to wait for a fresh tank to cycle. However, there are few cons of using breeder box such they only provide a temporary solution. You cannot put adult fish in the breeder box for too long because they will grow slowly in breeder box. You can shift the guppy fry to a separate aquarium after 2 weeks so that they have more space for swimming.
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