Guppy and swordtail fry

SunnShadow

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When is it safe to introduce guppy or swordtail fry into the "adult" community tank? How big should they be to ensure that they don't get eaten? Would they be safer in an adolescent male betta's tank (he only eats pellets) or in a tank of adult swordtails, guppies, tetras and one fully adult male betta who is a hunter?

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Bettas are a tricky bunch. They are very individual in their personalities and one can't accurately guess what they'll get along with. You pretty much have to try them out and see. With the others, usually if the babies won't fit into the mouths of the other fish they will be ok.
 

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Don't put them in with the beta!!!! I made that mistake once in a tank with female betta and even though they were big enough not to fit in her mouth she still tried to eat them. She killed one before I could net and remove her.
 

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They'd have to be at least this long ------- probably and fat and healthy depending on the size of your adults and suitable cover etc. If enough cover is provided with feathery leaved plants etc. you could possibly rlease them earlier.
 

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