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post #21 of 25 Old 05-13-2010, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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how fast do yours grow with that setup?

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post #22 of 25 Old 05-23-2010, 10:02 AM
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Advise = when feeding the fry of live bearers such as guppies swordtails and mollies. I have used Hikari fry food with great success. Add algae tabs once every three days and feed them live newly hatch brine shrimp every other day. I've currently got 4 week old red velvet swordtail fry that are close to an inch long.If you seem to be losing fry then purchase a siphon filter, keep your temp around 78 to 80 degrees and limit them to 10 hours of light per day.I allow my fry to stay in thier own planted tank for 2 weeks then transfer to the community tank the ones i want to keep. With proper cover an feeding they will thrive with the big guys I promise. Keep in mind that nature uses natural selection to eliminate the fry that wont make it, so dont be discouraged if you loose a few babies.
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post #23 of 25 Old 05-31-2010, 12:27 PM
i have some 3 week old tomorrow velvet wag fry about 3/4 of an inch:)) i've been feeding them crushed up flake food and crushed freeze dried shrimp. they seem t be doind really well and i thought i might share this advice. i havent done any water changes! out of 26 fry none have died in the 3 weeks of life they've had:)
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post #24 of 25 Old 05-31-2010, 06:22 PM
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hey there, do the molly's eat the fry of other fish like platty's and guppy's?
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post #25 of 25 Old 05-31-2010, 09:34 PM
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Yes, I'm afraid most if not all live bearers do so. It it a way of culling the heard.
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