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Old 09-23-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
 
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Guppy Fry Coloration

Hey everybody!

A couple months ago, I saw some tiny guppy fry swiming around in a tank of female guppies at Petco. Thinking that they'd have at least a somewhat better chance in my fully planted tank than the pretty sparse one at the store, I took five of them home (the store actually gave them to me for free - I think they figured they didn't have much chance in-store either). Three of them survived, one was likely eaten or passed away soon after being added to the tank, and the other one I think was the runt of the litter as he lasted a while but never grew like the other three.

Now at about an inch long each, one of them has colored up nicely and has a lovely red tail, but the other two have little to no coloration. Will this be their final colors, or can I expect to see more colors in the future?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
 
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i don't know too much, but i bet they'll color up a bit more as they grow :)
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
 
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Some guppy fry don't color up very fast. I've heard of them taking a couple months gain any/all their color. I believe male and female guppies also acquire their color at a different rate as well.
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