Do male guppies eat the babies?

Unfortunately, if you leave guppy babies in the same tank with adult fish, the adults will end up decimating their own fry. This behavior is known as filial cannibalism, and it can be found in many species across the animal kingdom as it is not limited to guppy fish.

How do you stop guppies from eating their babies?

There are several ways to prevent this.

  1. Planted Tank. One way to give your baby guppies or “fry” a fighting chance is to densely plant your aquarium. …
  2. Spawning Box. Another method of saving guppy fry is the spawning box. …
  3. The Spawning Tank. In this method, you move the pregnant guppy into its own spawning tank. …
  4. When to Mix.

Will male guppies kill babies?

While it’s true that guppies are more likely to eat their babies (often right after they’re born) if they’re starving or crowded, the need for cannibalism to curb an expanding population is overstated. Cannibalism of the young is just disturbing to pet owners, but it’s a real economic problem for guppy breeders.

Will male guppies eat guppy fry?

Guppy fry have a smaller chance of surviving when there are many adult fish in the tank. Apart from the mother, other adult guppies may also eat the fry.

How do you know if guppies are mating?

Male guppies will bend their spine to the side and will start flaring, dancing, and jiggling around female guppies. I can ensure you, that there is nothing wrong with your fish. This is the mating behavior of guppies. Males will do this mating ritual all day long.

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When should I separate my pregnant guppy?

I’m A Newbie, When Should I Separate My Pregnant Guppy? Oct 10, 2019. Many guppy owners report their pregnant guppy swimming all the way up and then all the way back down the side of the glass in one particular area repeatedly. You should really separate her no more than 14 days later.