Food affecting the Fertility of your Females

January 25, 2007 at 6:39 am | Posted in General | Leave a comment

Most of us feed the same types of food for our guppy males and females. But there are some researches done on the types of food that affect the fertility of female guppies.

Best type of food for high fertility are;
– Chopped Earthworm or Bloodworm
– Beef Heart
– Live tubiflex
– Hatched Baby Brine Shrimp

Type of food result in medium to low fertility are;
– Dry flake food
– Freeze dry brine shrimp and tubiflex
– White worms
– Bread

Live food that are rich in fatty acids (earthworm and bloodworm) improves the fertility of females. Those feeding dried food like flake should choose those with a good amount of fatty acid if used for feeding females. The male / female ratios of the fry were about the same for all types of food. Those fed a diet high in plant protein also causes low fertility.

So if you wish to have a large spawn like 180 fries, choose bloodworms. Medium spawn like 50 fries choose flakes or freeze dried brine shrimp, low spawn of 10 fries or less, use bread will do.


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