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How Old Do Guppy Fry Have To Be Before Put In An Adult Tank?


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#1 alysonpeaches

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:46 AM

How long before the 2 week old guppy fry can be put into a mixed livebearer tank containing endlers, one male guppy and several platys?

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:49 AM

As soon as you think they are too big to fit in anyones mouth they will be safe!! :good:

Edited by Gilli, 02 September 2008 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted 02 September 2008 - 10:49 AM

as long as they are bigger than the mouth of the biggest fish, or have plenty of good hiding places. if youre tank meets that, you should be fine.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:50 AM

Im not sure about this, Im dithering a bit. Do you mean fit into the mouth in one go or in a couple of bites!!! You know what they are like with some foods such as bloodworm, dried flakes or half peas. If they dont go into the mouth in the first bite, they swim around with them still in their mouth until they can get it in! Im also finding it difficult to gauge exactly how big the platys mouth is. They definitely wont be bothered by the endlers though. Also the fry differ in size a bit. I will post some photos.

Anyway, I will leave it a bit longer as theyre my babies!

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:51 AM

if you are unsure, leave it another week and then put the biggest fry in. they should not be bothered by the mollies. make sure the fry can hide.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:59 AM

http://i15.photobuck...ekoldfry042.jpg

They are just about 1 cm, some slightly less.

It would help if someone who breeds these regularly could say after how many weeks or days they trust them with adults.

Edited by alysonpeaches, 03 September 2008 - 11:04 AM.


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Posted 03 September 2008 - 11:12 AM

yeah i agree. i would leave them another week.




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