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    I noticed that one of my female guppies (who was pregnant for a long time) had a strange round thing near its gravid spot - I looked it up and sure enough it seemed to be giving birth. I hastily managed to put it in a small bowl I keep around for emergencies (filled up with tank water), though I'm at a loss about what to do with the fry they're born. Any suggestions?

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    What other fish are in the tank?

    Get her out of the bowl and back in the tank.
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    5 other guppies, 7 zebrafish and 6 cories, 29 gallons.

    The last time a guppy gave birth, all but one fry were eaten. And the survivor got eaten anyway.

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    Who ate them?...the zebra danios?

    In a way, you are lucky...guppys breed quite easily, and the population you'll have could explode quicker than you could deal with

    Put her back in, let Nature take it's course, no fish should be in a small unfiltered bowl for long
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    I honestly don't know who ate them, but I saw the adult guppies going after the survivor as well as the zebra danio, but don't worry, the mother will be put back in once the fry are born.

    As for the fry, it's my intention to actually raise the majority to adulthood and maybe even sell them, not just "let nature take its course". I have an unused 10 gallon aquarium- should I move the fry there once I set it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight-Blue766 View Post
    I honestly don't know who ate them, but I saw the adult guppies going after the survivor as well as the zebra danio, but don't worry, the mother will be put back in once the fry are born.

    As for the fry, it's my intention to actually raise the majority to adulthood and maybe even sell them, not just "let nature take its course". I have an unused 10 gallon aquarium- should I move the fry there once I set it up?
    Since you have a tank available, set it up, stealing 5 Gallons of water from the established tank, take some bio media from the established tank as you do not have time to cycle the tank.

    I did this very thing last week to save some Cory fry. But honestly, you'll be lucky to sell guppies, and they reproduce FAST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight-Blue766 View Post
    I honestly don't know who ate them, but I saw the adult guppies going after the survivor as well as the zebra danio, but don't worry, the mother will be put back in once the fry are born.

    As for the fry, it's my intention to actually raise the majority to adulthood and maybe even sell them, not just "let nature take its course". I have an unused 10 gallon aquarium- should I move the fry there once I set it up?
    Guppys are livebearers, like platys, mollies, endlers, and swordtails.

    Give them time enough, and they will breed out of control...it's not a question of "if", but "when" for livebearers

    How long has the tank been set up?

    How many adult males vs. females are in the 29G?
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    I like to use a simple breeder net that hangs inside of the tank to separate the "ready" female. So they can release there young then transfer the female back into the main tank. The female will potentially eat her own young so its not advisable to keep her with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnight-Blue766 View Post
    maybe even sell tthem
    Not sure were your located but regardless due to the ease of breeding. They are not expensive and usually sell for 10-20 fish for only a $1 so your better off letting nature take over. Or having a separate tank to raise the young just for your own enjoyment or donate to local fish store.

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