Guppysnail Posted May 28, 2021 Share Posted May 28, 2021 Having gone through all the heartache of new guppy ownership prior to finding ACO quarantine trio it just should not have to be so rough. Guppies used to be the 5 year olds indestructible pet. After I got on the right track I became serious about guppies...not to line breed or make profit but rather to try and retrieve some of the healthy indestructibility. I don’t care what color they are or how their fins are shaped but rather that they are no longer delicate so folks I know and run across can begin the hobby without the tears and heartache I went through. So 2 questions... i started with 4 unrelated different color guppy girls and one boy all from different sources to attempt to get as genetically diversified as possible. I separate sexes as soon as I can tell with a magnifying glass what sex they are. My first batch was not successfully separated in time it was 4 weeks to the birth day I separated and half my sorority tank is pregnant to their brothers. So next several did great. Goal is to never ever allow related guppies to mate using only my boy to father offspring. He is a tank I want that strength. So my question is am I kidding myself that the evolution of my guppies genetics down the line will strengthen as Mother Nature intended or has line breeding bred out all the strongest genes so far they are not coming back....am I on the right track? second question is...seriously I have found no reference to guppies with no color at 4 weeks old getting pregnant. I do not want inbred guppies how soon do I really need to separate to ensure virgin girls in my sorority tanks. Thanks for the help 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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