In how many days fry will grow about 1 inch.

Discussion in 'Guppy' started by Anji13, Aug 1, 2015.

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    Anji13 Valued Member Member

    My pregnant gave birth to fry yesterday. I would like to know in how many days they will grow a to size so that they will not be eaten by adult guppies.
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    What fish species?
     
  3. OP
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    Anji13 Valued Member Member

    guppies.
     




  4. kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    60 to 90 I believe. My Molly fry are about half an inch after two months.
    Back when I had guppies I think I remember them taking forever to get an inch long.


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  5. Bijou88

    Bijou88 Well Known Member Member

    My platy fry seem to take around 3 months to get to 1".

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  6. delta5

    delta5 Well Known Member Member

    Can't give you an answer. There are a lot of factors when it comes to rate of growth. Food, clean water, temperature, number of feedings per day, ect.
     
  7. Nympxzie

    Nympxzie Valued Member Member

    Preforming frequent (more than once a week) WC's, less than 10ppm nitrate, and feeding good quality food, my guppies have reached .6" in 2 weeks. I expect them to be 1" by the time they are 2-3months old.
     
  8. ClearEyes

    ClearEyes Well Known Member Member

    My oldest platy fry is just over a month old and is about .5", but is very active, and has integrated itself into my community. I have a couple new ones who are about a week old, and they're maybe .25". No one seems to bother them (my biggest fish is a dwarf gourami). I have a lot of hiding spaces, and all my fry seem savvy enough to just hang out in the back, behind my (fake) plants.

    Granted, I have no idea how many of the others have been eaten.
     
  9. Joshua Drake

    Joshua Drake Well Known Member Member

    My oldest surviving fry is about 1 month right now and it's about a half an inch, so I would assume 2 months. My tank is very heavily planted, nitrates stay between 5-10ppm, never above, I do about 40% wc every 2 weeks and I feed them once a day with a rotation of food. Hope that helps a bit.
     
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    Anji13 Valued Member Member

    Thank you people for responses. As this was my first time having a guppy giving birth to babies. I kept her alone. And hence all the fry survived and they are doing good. But seriously.. they are like more than 20 and I don't want all of them. They are 3 days old. Does a pet store buy guppies from us? When should I put them in my Large fish tank?
     
  11. Joshua Drake

    Joshua Drake Well Known Member Member

    They should be good to go with the adult guppies when they ate about 1/4 inches which on average I'd say takes about a week or two. Some local pet shops might take them and give you a couple bucks for the lot but they won't take them, at least in my experience, until and if they develop color, which takes a few months
     




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