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Old 08-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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totally confused guppies

Ok so in my 30 I had 18 female guppies 1 male fancy type and well over the last week of observing them I realized that I now have 9 females now and 9 males without color at all I verified the sex of them all before I put them in the 30 and been watching them everyday so can they change sexy and if they do will the color gene be activated in the females that changed
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Sometimes guppies don't mature at the same rate. In my experience and reading i have noticed that ones I thought were females are and always were males, they just mature later than the others. As far as the color gene I couldn't tell you, since guppies are livebearers and females are frequently fertilized, unless you take a virgin guppy and only one male, it's difficult to identify the father. The females often are already fertilized when you get them from the store.
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I've had a few females turn into males too lol
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Like mentioned you'll probably find that it's because they werent given enough time to mature.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:10 PM   #5
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Sometimes guppies don't mature at the same rate. In my experience and reading i have noticed that ones I thought were females are and always were males, they just mature later than the others. As far as the color gene I couldn't tell you, since guppies are livebearers and females are frequently fertilized, unless you take a virgin guppy and only one male, it's difficult to identify the father. The females often are already fertilized when you get them from the store.
Thats why I was confused all the females were 2 months old all the males that were in there group of fry have full color already
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