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Old 04-26-2011, 02:01 AM   #1
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Question How long for balloon fry to look balloon??

Hi everyone, here are my 2 week old lonely fry... one is twice the size of the other one and quite big for only 2 wks old....

Anyone know if daddy was also balloon how long until they take on the balloon form? I baught it preggo so im assuming its daddy was balloon, but not sure

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I had a few Balloon babies appear in the tank on Christmas morning - best present ever!

It wasn't until March that the female started looking really Balloon-y. The surviving male is now looking like he's going to be a Molly rather than a Balloon, which must've been due to stored sperm.

Another young Balloon born I don't remember when, January maybe, is now starting to look B'loony. 3-4 months.
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Thanks Shetland, so its going to be awhile Good to know I wont start holding my breath.
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I have balloon molly fry that are about a week old and that's what they look like too
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If you feed them on protein-y foods like baby brine shrimp and daphnia they will grow faster. Also increase the temperature and feed them more.
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Congrats john91!!!

shetland, I feed my fry 4-6 times a day, a variety of foods and the one is growing amazing, the other is half the size, I think in my situation its genetics
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