Ok, so I haven't blogged in a while. I've been dealing with a myriad of issues such as inadequate sleep, exploding fantail guppy populations, going to my Dad's for most of a week to visit, the normal 5 year old issues and just in general feeling like since nobody is following my blog then why should I bother?
On to the fantail guppies. We had one guppy who spawned before I had adequate cover for the fry. Of the probably 6 to 9 fry in that spawning, we have one who has survived long enough to no longer be threatened by the older fish. The surviving fry looks like maybe it's a mix of the leopard fantail that is its mom and some other fantail or molly father since the tail markings appear to be different. Then again - maybe the fry is a male and it's supposed to have different markings. Who knows? We'll see what it develops into as it grows.
Then I got another pregnant guppy from the store. She has a yellow tail with a red stripe at the top. She spawned the night before last and I can count at least 8 fry. Since I now have sufficient cover, we may wind up with many of those fry surviving to a size that is sufficient to prevent them from being eaten by the adults. Luckily, I have a friend who has a 55 gallon tank and is willing to take up to 21 guppy fry from me. She also advised me to look online for some fancier/prettier guppies to cross breed. I already have a salmon male in the tank, but I may want to get a blue variety as well.
Not much else on my mind at the moment. I just wanted to blog something so I wouldn't feel like the World's Worst Blogger.