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Ma xiong 03-18-2011 03:31 PM

My guppy fry:)
 
well waited forever agiain
cuz all my guppy fry died
and now i got them
like 40 now
my first fry is still living and is now like 4 months and got red color on tail n is a female
my second fry from my yellow femail guppy is now 2 months or somewhere close there
and got yellow on its tail
can't tell if its a male or femail
it has tat fin its kinda like a females but its pointed more like a male
and its slimm its like tis big ________
and has a yellow spotted tail
jus started showing on monday

Christople 03-18-2011 07:23 PM

good luck I have a fry at least a month and a half old and it has a yellow tail. All of the yellow still needs to break through the black but most of it is yellow

Ma xiong 03-19-2011 03:46 PM

kool
yea i got a yellow too
but mines spotted
and i jus firgured out today tat its a guy

julem35 03-20-2011 02:37 PM

Congrats! I had a batch that ended up with black spotted yellow females and black bodies yellow cobra males. Not sure how this happened, considering mom was just black and dad was a tequila sunrise....

Ma xiong 03-22-2011 06:26 PM

thanks
and tats weird but uniqe haha
today my red female gave birth
to about 20 fry
i now have about 60 fry
so much now
some have blak on their tails but doesn't show much color
and its wierd
cuz wen i went to a fish store
i looked at their guppy tank
and there was about 3 fry
they didn't get eaten cuz somebody bought all the guppies
but as i was sayin
the 2 baby guppies (male) got complete color on there tail n is only like tis big ____
mine is already tis big ________
n only has alittle color
how do they get their color so fast?

Amethyst123 03-22-2011 08:38 PM

Maybe some colors get their colors faster? Don't know. I've never seen much color before about 1/2 inch with guppies. At least some platys are born with color, though it darkens as they grow up.

I currently have about 40 guppy fry, 8 days old, as well as about 20 platy fry that are 8 days old and another 20 or so that are 2 days old. The guppies are all kinda silver gray so far, but a few are beginning to show darker areas on their tails. Their mom is silver gray in front, back half of her body and her tail are dark blue, tail has silvery opalescent spots. Dad could be red/black tux or one of three turquoise/blue tux males, with varying shades of blue, so it will be interesting to see what I end up with.

The older platy fry were born to a sunset platy mom, and although they are only about ____ that long, they are bright yellow. They were when they were born. They may develop mickey mouse spots and/or get darker orange to red as they get older, because their dad could be either a bright orange sunburst platy or a red mickey mouse platy.

The younger platy fry, born Sunday, are still really tiny - about ___ that long, but are already showing darker scales on their sides. Since their mom was a red mickey mouse platy, their dad must have been my neon black painted male, who is orange where he isn't metallic (or neon) black, so I suppose they'll end up like that. Maybe darker orange/red, since their mom is.

Amethyst123 03-22-2011 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ma xiong (Post 626221)
thanks
and tats weird but uniqe haha
today my red female gave birth
to about 20 fry
i now have about 60 fry
so much now
some have blak on their tails but doesn't show much color
and its wierd
cuz wen i went to a fish store
i looked at their guppy tank
and there was about 3 fry
they didn't get eaten cuz somebody bought all the guppies
but as i was sayin
the 2 baby guppies (male) got complete color on there tail n is only like tis big ____
mine is already tis big ________
n only has alittle color
how do they get their color so fast?

Maybe yours are mostly female, whose colors are usually less intense, and therefore might not show as soon.

Curious - How do you know the fry at the store are male? Until the anal fin differentiates there's no way to tell, that I know of. As you have just discovered, that usually doesn't happen until about 2 months, and can be iffy for a week or so after that.

Amethyst123 03-22-2011 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by julem35 (Post 623955)
Congrats! I had a batch that ended up with black spotted yellow females and black bodies yellow cobra males. Not sure how this happened, considering mom was just black and dad was a tequila sunrise....

I had a beautiful cobra male with red/orange/yellow background and black spots on his tail and dorsal fin. His sister had a mostly orange tail with black spots, as did their mother. Their father was a red/black tux with no cobra markings at all. I think it probably has to do with the genes running in the parents, even if they don't show in the parents. Maybe the genes are recessive in the parents.

Ma xiong 03-24-2011 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amethyst123 (Post 626348)
Maybe yours are mostly female, whose colors are usually less intense, and therefore might not show as soon.

Curious - How do you know the fry at the store are male? Until the anal fin differentiates there's no way to tell, that I know of. As you have just discovered, that usually doesn't happen until about 2 months, and can be iffy for a week or so after that.

well the gonopodium developed already

Chicklet 04-01-2011 10:08 PM

You can sex guppies at 2 weeks of age,
Magnifying glass, a good light, 1 fry at a time, Look for the gravid spot and not the anal fins,


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