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Old 01-13-2010, 04:11 PM   #21
 
I'm not sure exactly what age the guppy fry mature sexually, but my friend gave me 5 female fry aged around 3 months and one of them has had just one baby already!!! I knew they were pregnant, and they give birth after around 1 month. My friend says the fry are possibly 4 months absolute maximum as that's how long he has had his tank, and may just not have noticed them for a while.
What, and how often do you feed your fry? What temp do you keep them at? I want to encourage mine to grow faster and would love to know any tips anyone may have! They are in a pretty big tank (for them) and have plenty room to swim and hide, live plants, liquifry and crushed flake food, and good water parameters.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:33 PM   #22
 
i keep them in isolation tanks but main tank temp is 77 F but now i have moved the isolation tank in to the females tank which is 82 F
i usually feed them 2-3 times daily i add 2 drops of liquifry and some flake
that's all i do and they grow fast
i am just waiting for all my big baby guppies to show all their colour so i can pic my favourites and sell the others.
do you know the best way to sell baby guppies?
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:13 PM   #23
 
Hmm that's the same way I care for them, must be just different genetics. I have just noticed that some of my own bigger fry are pregnant now! :/ lol
I don't think LFSs will give you much, if anything, for guppy fry. If you are waiting til they get quite big, you might get a bit of money for them. My LFSs don't buy fish, 1 trades for them but the staff are so rude I don't think I will go there again. Most take in fish though.
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:23 AM   #24
 
how old are your oldest fry?
mine are about 4 months so what age do they mature at??
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:08 AM   #25
 
Do you mean when do they reach adult size? I think it just depends on the fish and the environment.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:41 PM   #26
 
hi yesterday i put my young male gupies in with my adult males
their all doing great
all of them have orange tails with a bit of black and silver
and the other day i got 2 more male guppies ones pure white ( not an albino) and i thought the other was black but i noticed it is either dark blue or purple
im not too sure what colour it is
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