Arofanatics Fish Talk Forums  

Go Back   Arofanatics Fish Talk Forums > General Aquatic Forums > Guppy Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
Guppies Onli
Dragon
 
Guppies Onli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,457
Default How I raised my guppies in Marine Tank

As we know that some farms or lfs guppies are put in water with high salt content, and claimed that it helps to improve the growth and quality of guppies. I'm not too sure about that claim but anyway I intend to try if guppies can be raised in marine tank - that is marine salt water with sg of 1.022!

I put 3 pieces of albino and 3 pieces of grey eye guppies in a freshwater tank. Each day, I increase the the marine salt content and for about a mth, finally increased it to a sg of 1.022.

Sad to say that on the 4th day of the experiment, all the grey eye guppies died floated. Surprisingly, the 3 pieces of abinos are doing fine. So I put another 2 pieces of grey eye guppies on the fourth day to continue the experiment, but again after 2 days they died. So I continued with the experiment with just the balanced 3 albino guppies till it's finally done.

Still wondering why the grey eye guppies couldn't make it but the albinos can - I took 1 of the albinos out and disect it. I find that the swim bladder of the albinos is rather different from the normal grey eye one - and the albino's swim bladder kind of resemble those of marine fish. Probably that's the reason why albinos guppies can survive in the marine water.

After conditioning them in marine water for a mth, I decided to put them in the main tank as shown below. Did you guys see the 2 albinos red grass swimming in the marine tank below (partially block)? It's now about 3 weeks since I put the balanced 2 albino guppies in the main tank and they are doing well.

Guppies Onli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 10:05 AM   #2
Stevenn
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Thanks for sharing. Cheer.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 10:25 AM   #3
Shirley
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

wow... marine guppies....

maybe can share with the guys in marine section? hehehehe
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 10:33 AM   #4
Betta Fantasy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

haha....do they hide in the anemone like kukufish?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 10:40 AM   #5
Guppies Onli
Dragon
 
Guppies Onli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,457
Default

They won't go too near to anemone as it sting them - different from crownfish.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Betta Fantasy
haha....do they hide in the anemone like kukufish?

Last edited by Guppies Onli; 01-04-2005 at 10:57 AM.
Guppies Onli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 11:12 AM   #6
Shirley
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

hey chris, i find it really very interesting that i posted a link to the marine section...

http://www.arofanatics.com/forums/sh...27#post2964327

hope u dun mind
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 11:18 AM   #7
Guppies Onli
Dragon
 
Guppies Onli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,457
Default

No problem, but dun know if their mod mind.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shirley
hey chris, i find it really very interesting that i posted a link to the marine section...

http://www.arofanatics.com/forums/sh...27#post2964327

hope u dun mind
Guppies Onli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 11:19 AM   #8
Ed Yeo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Chris...great job ! Very Very Interesting !!!! One rep point for u !
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 11:19 AM   #9
Guppies Onli
Dragon
 
Guppies Onli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,457
Default

Thank you doc!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ed Yeo
Chris...great job ! Very Very Interesting !!!! One rep point for u !
Guppies Onli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2005, 11:24 AM   #10
Shirley
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guppies Onli
No problem, but dun know if their mod mind.
not sure.....

if mind then nvm la..... just del it off....
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +9. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2000-2008 Arofanatics.com (Since 30th August 2000)