The morning market sells miracles, I tell you. We now have four different kinds of floating plants skating on the surface, and already multiplying.
Then it was time to bring in the residents. Welcoming the new members of the family---GUPPIES!! Okay, and two more other species I know nothing about. Out of the fishy craze, we've been searching for websites on how to take care of them.
Right. Now they intend to take up guppy-breeding. "Just put the males and females together, right? Easy!" Ya, right. From what I see, it's anything but easy. Still it is fun to know more about guppies!
- Female guppies most likely is pregnant even if just a day after being with male guppies. That's quick.
- Baby fry should come spurting out after around four weeks!
- Apparently you can see the fry's eyes moving about after some time.
- They eat their fry.
- It is suggested that the fry be separated.
- Once pregnant, they can deliver FOUR times (even without a male present). That means 10 x 4= 40, with three females now, say 40 x 3 = 120, if all goes well.
- If you don't separate the fry before they mature, it'll be catastrophic!
Anyway, two are in a separate bowl of water at the moment. They should be expecting.
I don't know what to do when they really start multiplying uncontrollably like those horrific movies. I can vaguely imagine waking up one day and finding a tubful of fishes bubbling out from the pot like a fountain, but hopefully that's not anytime soon!