Guppy Fry 7 Growth Stages with Chart

Guppy development stages

There are 7 stages in the guppy life cycle

1) Eggs

2) Wrigglers

3) Free Swimmers

4) Juvenile Fry (Juvenile Guppy)

5) 2 Weeks Old Fry (Young Guppy)

6) Semi Adult Fry

7) Adult Guppy Fish

Baby Guppies Life Cycle

Baby guppies are a great project for anyone that loves keeping fish especially if you’re new.

Keeping and caring for a baby is pretty simple but you have to keep a few things in mind; where are you going to keep them when they’re born,

Will they stay in the main community fish tank or they need a separate tank?

If you’re going to keep them in that main fish tank there are a few things that you need to do to help your new baby guppies survive,

you need to make sure there are plenty of places for the babies to hide in, things like rocks, caves, and plenty of plants like java moss.

Another thing that you can do to help is if you notice the expecting female hiding and acting strange,this could mean she is ready to give birth to her babies.

You should put some food in the tank to keep the other fish occupied and turn off the lights to keep her stress levels down and protect the babies a little more.

If you are going the other route with your baby guppies and going to keep them in a separate fish tank

The main problem with this is getting the female before she gives birth otherwise you will have to try and catch the babies with a net once they are born,sure this is can be a pain but overall the survival rate tends to be higher than just in the main tank.

Both ways have pros and cons and there isn’t a perfect way, it all depends on your own needs and space.

Keeping more than one fish tank is a lot more work which some people are happy to do.

Feeding is the other big thing that needs to be kept in mind when it comes to raising healthy baby guppies,

things such as what you feed them and how often can really affect how quick or slow they grow.

Live micro foods are the best for all baby fish especially baby guppies, foods such as infusoria, microforms, baby brine shrimp, and daphnia.

There are also some very good, highly nutritional powdered foods that guppies love.

The main thing to remeber is when it comes to feeding your baby guppies is little and often and make sure you remove all uneaten food before it starts to rot and pollute the water.

How long does Guppy fry grow?

Guppy fry are easy and hardy fish, but their juvenile stage may last about three months and it may sound like a lot! but with basic tank setup, nutrition and care so they grow well.

Why do guppies die so easily?

There a lot of reasons for guppies death in aquarium

  1. The poor water quality may lead to death of guppies.
  2. Overfeeding or improper feeding actually pollutes the tank water and diseases.
  3. To many live plants such as moss creates brakrish water hence lack or oxygen also cause guppies to die.
  4. Introducing too warm or cold water in your tank is another reason for guppies death.
  5. Adult guppies keps with new born is unssafe and they sometimes feed on them.
Credits: genetics.org

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