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natikah
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PostSubject: Guppy Fry   Guppy Fry Icon_minitime6/3/2011, 12:43 pm

I have some guppy fry that I have been thinking about putting in with the adults. They are almost 2 mths old now and probably about 1/2 in long. Would it be ok to put them in with the adults at this point?
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PostSubject: Re: Guppy Fry   Guppy Fry Icon_minitime6/3/2011, 1:16 pm

personally i never separate my guppy/livebearer fry, the adult females always let their little babies alone. i always keep my fish rather well fed. honestly the whole point i got livebearers was to supplement my carnivores with fry! but the guppy fry wised up and stay at the top with their parents and always survive. in february 2011 i had 1 fat big momma guppy and now there are at least 4 mature females and 1 male not including big momma and dozens of fry. i wish something would eat them, but to no avail, the parents never even bother to take a swipe at even the newborns. but if youre concerned about the parents eating them you really shouldnt be worried at 1/2". i think youre safe, your only concern is that they are gna get "knocked up" early
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PostSubject: Re: Guppy Fry   Guppy Fry Icon_minitime6/3/2011, 1:31 pm

Thanks Kasshan. I'm gonna try putting them in with the adults this weekend. They were from my very first batch of babies and she either only had 7 or had more and only 7 survived, not sure which. I got rid of a couple of them to a friend already but I still have over 20 right now so I know what you mean by wanting them to get eaten. lol. I'm not going to try to save them all anymore. If they make it then so be it.
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PostSubject: Re: Guppy Fry   Guppy Fry Icon_minitime6/3/2011, 4:28 pm

how big is your tank? eventually what im going for is to have a planted 40g breeder tank, and it be a whole mini ecosystem. two rival cichlid species competing which lotsa live bearers at the top dropping babies with a shortfin male betta hunting and scattering guppy fry all over the tank(cuz right now they all hang out at the top without a care in the world.)
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PostSubject: Re: Guppy Fry   Guppy Fry Icon_minitime6/3/2011, 8:00 pm

Feed the adults first and move some of the plants/ornaments around and turn off the light this will help your fry find nice places to hide incase the adults do not like the new tank mates
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