yes, well I need help on this!

Discussion in 'Breeding Fish' started by ClaireBear3825, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. ClaireBear3825

    ClaireBear3825New MemberMember

    okay, so my guppies gave birth, 3 days ago, and I have four fabulous little guppies, I had to separate the adults from the fry and the adults are getting stressed out because my only extra tank is super small

    How long before the fry is one inch long so tht this misery will end?
     
  2. Jason

    JasonWell Known MemberMember

    They will take a few months like 3-4 before they are an inch try trasfering the babies into the super small tank not the adults. use a cup or sumtin if your net is too big
     
  3. Jon

    JonWell Known MemberMember

    they dont need to be one inch they just need to double in size from there original size i bleive... if u wait until they are 1 inch you will wait a very long time they wont get eaten at .5 inch or even 1/3 inch
     
  4. newbie101

    newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    as long as they are big enough not to fit in the mouth of any fish in their tank they will be fine.
     
  5. Jon

    JonWell Known MemberMember

    yeah i have read that the general rule is when they double in size they wont get eaten but maybe a lil bigger than that would be nice... 1 inch is definately not necessary
     
  6. betta waita

    betta waitaNew MemberMember

    good luck!
     
  7. Kidsmollies

    KidsmolliesNew MemberMember

    This is what I thought also.........doubling in size.
     
  8. OP
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    ClaireBear3825

    ClaireBear3825New MemberMember

    okay, thanks guys ;D
    my baby Guppies r doing very well now too!
     
  9. vin

    vinWell Known MemberMember

    I just transferred my baby swordtails at 5 weeks. They're about 3/8" long. The adults have no bother with them. As long as they have some size to them and places to hide they should be fine.
     
  10. mcminnj

    mcminnjNew MemberMember

    i just left my guppy fry in the same tank, i have about 6 left but they are still tiny BUT the adults aren't bothering them now so they just swim about freely. That makes me feel better that they swim about freely with my 6 adult guppys (2 that have some size on them).
     
  11. DEADFISH

    DEADFISHNew MemberMember

    i have 15 fry (mollies) that are about half a centimeter big and they swim around the other fish and they;'re all still alive