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Breeding Guppies for my African Clawed Frog?

I have an African Clawed Frog and while he survives mostly on earthworms and bloodworms...I'd like to supplement his diet with guppies. The biggest problem is that there is literally no store within an hour of me that sells feeder guppies on a regular basis. Occasionally Petco will have them if someone dropped off extra guppies but its rare. My frog is not interested in anything that doesn't move so pellets and repti-sticks are out.

So I've come down to the idea that I should just breed some guppies. Obviously, this would not be the primary diet and would be more of a treat than anything else. I would like to do this in a 10g if possible to save space but I honestly don't know if its possible. If I stocked the tank heavily with plants and added a couple of sponge filters, is it possible to make a decent stock of guppies. I only feed 3 at a time when I get them and ideally, I'd only want to feed guppies once a month.

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Guppies are very easy to breed. We have a 20L stocked with some guppies (among other fish) that seem to be constantly breeding. The tank is slightly salted. The biggest problem I have with these is not letting the tank mates eat the fry. But if its only going to be guppies in the tank that won't be an issue.
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You can breed guppies in a 10G as long as it has plenty of plants for the fry to hide in. Or a yarn "plant" spawning mop you make yourself.

The major constraint is making sure the fry can survive, and as long as the adults are well fed and the fry can hide until they're too big to be eaten, you should be successful. One thing to keep in mind though is a female guppy's first pregnancy tends to yield the fewest fry (likely under 10), and with each subsequent pregnancy she will typically have a lot more fry (in the 50+ range). Once you're at that point you'll probably need to cull the smaller, weaker ones or have a larger grow-out tank for them available. Or feed them as snacks at a younger age.
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I only feed 3 at a time when I get them and ideally, I'd only want to feed guppies once a month.

Advice needed.
You're gonna have way more guppies than that. Just curious why not feed them more often.

Well that's just like.........your opinion man.


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Why feed them at all?

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