Breeding guppies

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23 Feb 2017 20:48 #1 by robert (robert carter)
I set up a 100litre tank ( tank number 5) and put 8 female guppies and two male into it ,i now have quite an amount of fry but it appears that the two females died after giving birth , is this something that happens with female guppies ,the remaining 6 are very pregnant so i dont want to loose them. Any ideas lads

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23 Feb 2017 21:05 #2 by nomad (pat murphy)
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Hi Robert did you mention before that your PH was 6 which is on the soft side, check your GH and KH too and if there very low i think that could have a factor,guppies need a higher PH and hardness.

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23 Feb 2017 21:27 #3 by robert (robert carter)
Hi Nomad , how right you are yes i battle with a tap water ph of 6 and a kh of between 1 and 2 , hence the reason of building the trickle tower full of pumice for the koi pond . The guppies seam happy enough in the tank and have breed ok with a good amount of fry , it almost seams as the birthing process is just to much for them and they die . The other females some of which are very pregnant seem fine , liverly and feed well. Ammonia is zero ,nitrites are zero , nitrates about 10 . Filtering is a large air powered sponge filter and a powerhead sponge filter , the tank is heavly planted togive the fry a chance to survive.

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23 Feb 2017 21:38 #4 by nomad (pat murphy)
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My water chemistry in the aquarium is very similar to yours and i have no real luck with livebearers,its a shame because i saw some fine looking sailfin mollies a good while ago in seahorse..

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