Breeding is easy but yet hard. All you need to do is get a boy and a girl guppy of course. If our going to have several guppies,then you don’t get the same amount of boys and girls.
It’s should be 2 females for every male. When your female guppy is pregnant you can’t tell by it’s size. You have to look at it’s gravid spot. Which is right behind their stomach and the tail. It’s right around the butt of the guppy. It takes about a month for the babies to be born. Plus you can not stress out your the pregnant fish.
But if you have a peach kind of color skin girl like this one. (not the bottom fish the top fish in the picture) You wait for the gravid spot to turn black. The more of it that is black the closer it is to giving birth.
So over all you just wait for the gravid spot the opposite color
(There are other colors too just wait for the gravid spot to turn the opposite color)
When guppies mate and the male desides to do the act. The male will chase a female around the tank and try to corner her and “show off” it’s like they are shivering and shaking their tail. Then once and if he gets her attention he tries to get the female to follow him and he keeps showing off until they do their “buisness”!
When they are born!!!
Some people put the pregnant female in a separate tank and put them back once they are born put the mother back into the other tank but keep the babies in the tank they were in. Another way is you just wait until the babies are born then you take the babies out and put them into another tank separate from the adults. Or if you don’t want to separate the fry from the adults then you can just heavly plant your tank with plants, that way the fry can hide in the tank. If you don’t keep the adults and the babies in a separate tank or give the fry a hiding spot, the bigger adult fish will eat them. So once they are born you need to get them away from the adults. But if you don’t happen to have a spare tank then you could just put plants in the tank. That way the babies will hide until the mother won’t reconize them as her own fry!
When you take care of the fry (the baby guppies) it’s not to much different from taking care of the adults. The only differences are that when you feed them you need to crumble the flakes so small so it’s like dust, but if you want to feed them live food brine shrimp is a perfect and healthy snack for the babies. You can buy a brine shrimp hatchary at your local pet store. Plus the fry can get sucked into the filter so you need some kind of fuzzy tissue to cover it. Or just ask the store if they have something to help prevent that. To speed up the growth of the fry you should keep the tank temperature at about 80-82 degrees Fahrenheit. You should also leave the adult guppies temperature to if you want production of the babies to speed up. That way you can get the babies to be born slightly faster. That’s pretty much all you need to know about breeding.
The male has an organ called the gonpodium. It’s just right below the tail. When they mate the mail has a tube come out of where his gonopodium is and he puts it into the females genital pore. Then he Squirts sperm packets into the female. The sperm and the egg sex cells combine in the rectum and form a new cell. The baby forms and is surrounded or attached to this youlk which it feeds off of it until it is big enough to come out. That’s how guppies reproduce.