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Juvenile Livebearer Question

Discussion in 'Livebearers' started by antoniolee, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. antoniolee

    antoniolee Mostly New Member

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    I have this livebearer fry that developed a nasty long gonopodium. he chases the other  fry like crazy. He is 7 weeks old.
    My question is  are they sexually mature when they develop this kind of anal fin, can i put him back with the adults?
     
    Any suggestion and information will be much appreciated!
     
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    Sorry for the blurry image....
     
  2. DiddleBug

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    I believe as soon as they get a gonopodium (fully developed) they can breed.  :/  I haven't tested if they are fertile at that age, but I'd assume so.  
     
  3. helterskelter

    helterskelter Livebearer Specilest

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    What type of livebearer is it? look's like a Gambusia - mosquito fish
     
  4. antoniolee

    antoniolee Mostly New Member

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    ok then I will just wait.
    I think so because I got his mother mixed in with wild guppies.
     
  5. helterskelter

    helterskelter Livebearer Specilest

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    can you get a pic of the mother?
     
  6. antoniolee

    antoniolee Mostly New Member

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    sure. 
    here is the pic of the mother it's not so clear though.
     
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  7. helterskelter

    helterskelter Livebearer Specilest

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    100% Gagbusia, evil little fish. eat's fry and kill fish of a similar size
    oh and the gonopodium is normal for this species
     
  8. antoniolee

    antoniolee Mostly New Member

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    ya it looks like Gambusia maybe affinis? 
     
    can I put the frys back with their mother?
    The frys are 7 weeks old.
     
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    helterskelter Livebearer Specilest

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    should be ok, but be carefull if the fight remove them till they bigger
     
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    will keep that in mind ,thanks! [​IMG]
     

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