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Old 05-22-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Guppy fry

My guppy fry are starting to color up only 2 are showing more color than the rest the have a black circle on their tail fin and yellow around it and black on all the tips of there fins.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:43 AM   #2
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The males usually are the ones that color up first. Though it may be awhile before they turn into males , that is usually what happens to the ones who color up first. But this isnt always true, i have some females that colored up first and stayed female there whole lives
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:22 PM   #3
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What do you mean stay females all there lives do you mean they can change tere sex
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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Well all livebearers are born female, and some turn into males. If you have a tank of females the dominant one will often turn into a male to continue the flow of babies
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:18 PM   #5
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So they chose there gender?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:51 AM   #6
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Kinda, the more dominant females when born color up first and become males, in the case of an all female tank the dominant or most aggressive one will sometimes become a male.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:37 AM   #7
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Thanks I did not know that!
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #8
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I read somewhere in a fish book about swordtails that if a male dies a female then grows a small sword and takes on the males roll! :s
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I read somewhere in a fish book about swordtails that if a male dies a female then grows a small sword and takes on the males roll! :s
Years ago I had a tank with 5-6 female green swordtails and what you described actually happened. I thought is was pretty unusual since they were adult fish.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:51 PM   #10
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Sex changes happen in all livebearers. I have 5 platys one of them was male and the rest were female. The male died from ich and one of the females changed into a male. It happens when they are fry too, they all are born female and some arise as males and color up more than he females.
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