when do guppies get their adult colors? Question

Discussion in 'Guppy' started by elybach, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. elybachValued MemberMember

    any idea when guppies get their markings or are they born with the markings already visible? and what age can they start multiplying?
     
  2. fishyfishyfishy13

    fishyfishyfishy13Well Known MemberMember

    from what i have seen on my fish is that you can start making out the designs on your fish at a kind of young age and they are able to start breeding at around 3 months after they are born
     
  3. jetajockey

    jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    usually in about 3-4 weeks mine start showing color. Technically they can start breeding in just a few months, at first they all look like females but eventually you'll see gonopodiums, at that point remove the males and put them in a separate tank.
     
  4. FredBjamminValued MemberMember

    Or you ould keep them together and get a bigger tank! LOL
     
  5. jetajockey

    jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    haha yes exactly.
     
  6. OP
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    elybachValued MemberMember

    thx all. they are about a month now and all appear to be females. no gonos in sight. yet. :)
     




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