Guppy Colors

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How fast guppy frys will show their colors? My female guppy delivered a batch of 17 guppy frys a week ago(8days) and I don't bother raising them so I left them in the main tank to eaten up by the adults. But there is no reduction in numbers until now. And today I noticed many of them started getting black color on the tail half of their body and getting black spot on fins and tail. Is it normal to get colors in a week or something gone wrong and they are getting sick. Because I read that it will take 3-4 weeks to develop colors for them. I will try to add a video or photo
 

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Hello! Black is the first colour to show up and can even be present at birth, so your guppies are perfectly normal! Most other colours take 2-8 weeks before you can tell what they are going to look like and in some species it takes a full 6 months before their colours stop developing

Good luck and have fun!
 
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Thanks Mary. So my most of the frys are black then
 

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Thanks Mary. So my most of the frys are black then
Well most of your fry have black on them but they may not be a solid black colour. Blacks dn blue, Black and red, black and every colour imaginable.. but yes most will have black on them
 
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Thanks for the info. I noticed that. Many have half part only black like the tail half.
 
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