What traits do I look for in fry?

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So got my first batch of fry ever and I've decided to raise them keep a few and give the rest to friends since they are interested but I wanna keep the best ones
What do i look for to determine this


 

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It does depend on species to a degree, but with almost all fry the only things that you can look for at this stage is feeding habits, including how they compete for food, and their activity level, all of which can be indicators of general health. Later, you can watch for growth rate, while still keeping an eye out for the ones that seem to dominate in competition for food.
Good luck in keeping track of them at the fry stage, however. Best to you, rick
 
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At this stage I can only recognize one because of his color all the others are yellow or cream with clear body but he has yellow or cream head with back body and dark strip in middle
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Fry tend to work out the unhealthy ones on their own, as they can't compete for food. As they grow, look for deformities among the runts and euthanize them. Curved spines, balloon bellies, and belly sliders are the biggest issues.
 
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