New fry tank

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by guppygrl, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. guppygrlValued MemberMember

    Just wondering how many fry I can keep in a 10 gallon tank? I have 48 new guppy fry and 10 month old fry.

    Thanks.
     
  2. EthanWell Known MemberMember

    if they are fry i would say pretty much all of them but they will outgrow it pretty fast and that is when you start dividing them in to new tanks
     




  3. aquaticValued MemberMember

    I wouldn't consider the 10 month olds fry anymore, since they can make more fry for you already :p

    I agree with OTF though, the 10 gallon is fine for the newborns but will outgrow it in a couple months.
     




  4. YeoyWell Known MemberMember

    Just make sure you keep the water very clean. Take out uneaten food and change the water as often as you reasonably can.

    P.S. I read recently (unverified) that some types of fry produce a chemical that stops others around them growing, to give them a better chance. Hence the water changes for rapid growth.
     




  5. EthanWell Known MemberMember

    if that is true that is awesome :eek:
     
  6. guppygrlValued MemberMember

    I meant 10 four week (1 month ) old fry not 10 months. :)
     
  7. guppygrlValued MemberMember

    I plan to give a majority of them away to my local lfs but I want to keep the best 12 or so for my own tank. :)
     
  8. EthanWell Known MemberMember

    you should at the least try to get a little out of the lfs and if they don't bite then give them for free :p
     
  9. guppygrlValued MemberMember

    Water changes I am very good at... I'm used to several a week so thanks for the recommendation!
     
  10. guppygrlValued MemberMember

    They may pay me but depends on the stock they have at the time. I will still try for store credit!
     
  11. YeoyWell Known MemberMember

    Store credit at least. Then you can just stock up on non-perishables like water conditioner, test kit, frozen food etc that you will always need. I will have to research that water-chemistry thing for my own curiosity now. Feel free to chuck up some photos of fry as they get bigger/cuter!
     
  12. guppygrlValued MemberMember

    I will. Here is their one day old photo.
     

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  13. aquaticValued MemberMember

    Looks like a fry infestation :p
     
  14. guppygrlValued MemberMember

    Lol the only welcome one in my house ! :p
     
  15. guppygrlValued MemberMember

    They are in their own tank now. With a bare bottom it looks like there are double the amount!
     
  16. EthanWell Known MemberMember

    it is just because of the bare tank :p
     
  17. guppygrlValued MemberMember

    Haha yes I know. My daughter asked me why some were swimming upside down. Too cute. ;)
     
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