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[*] Post 471788 posted on 14-4-2013 at 00:07 Reply With Quote
Raising guppies



Ruby has gotten a lot of happy time from an aquarium that I set up for her as a special gift. I've had the disappointments of some fish dying, but we seem to have gotten the right balance now. We have more fancy guppies than any other fish, and an amusing chinese algae eater we call Stupid.

Ruby especially loves to spot some small fish which were born in our aquarium. We have had some fry eaten, and we had some fry die when they did not survive in another container. Then I bought several plastic breeding grass plants. Apparently, two fry survived, hiding among the artificial plants, and now they are smaller than the adult fish, but much larger than the little pin-heads they appeared to be when first born.

Ruby loves to watch for them, and she is so happy when the blue one comes out to eat, instead of remaining in hiding among the plants.

A question: both of these growing fish resemble females, without the streamer dorsal fin or trailing tails of fancy adult males. Do partly-grown fish get such features when they mature, or does their lack in my little fish mean they are indeed females?
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[*] Post 471793 posted on 14-4-2013 at 02:19 Reply With Quote


No idea, scholar, I used to keep tropical fish when the kids were little, the Angel fish were NO angels, they would eat many of the smaller fish. I loved keeping Siamese Fighters, I could usually keep two or three in a larger tank, but, if your tank is small, only one is wise.
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[*] Post 471810 posted on 14-4-2013 at 22:01 Reply With Quote


Redwolf, you told us that you had so many guppies for a while that you traded a bunch of them to a pet store to get some other fish. Did half-grown males show their streamers and trails?
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