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Fry Development

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by Briggan, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Briggan

    Briggan Fish Fanatic

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    Hi!
    So out of the 15 or so guppy fry I found a few weeks ago, I have only one left.. T-T
    However, I have noticed that the fry has gotten bigger and hadn’t been chased by anybody else in the tank.
    I was wondering, since the guppy in the tank is female, around what age can you tell the gender of the fry or it’s type/strain of guppy if at all?
    I have noticed some black coloration from the base of the tail up the sides of the fry.
    I will post pictures with the fry circled.
    Thanks!

     

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  2. EllieTheJellyy

    EllieTheJellyy New Member

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    You can usually tell the gender when it’s around 2 months by looking at the bottom fin (fan for female, pointy for male) my fry has only just got its base colours at 6 months old and is starting to get some markings.

    It’s also best to get a breeder tank for it till it’s big enough not to be eaten by the other fish.
     
  3. Briggan

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    Thank you!
    The reason I don’t have a breeder tank is because I’m not able to keep all the fry I get, so I let whatever happens happen, not that I don’t want any fry to survive, I just currently cannot provide for all of them in a separate tank.
    Thank you though!
     
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