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Old 07-12-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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When Do Guppies Mature???

I was wondering so I know when i can sell or give them away and put them with adult fish in my regular tank?

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They should reach a decent size in 2 months if fed well and you maintain good water conditions.
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They should reach a decent size in 2 months if fed well and you maintain good water conditions.
Ok thats not too long....my guppies are due in a few weeks so i wanted know for future reference....Thanks!
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I have a few new guppy frys in my tank as well. I was just going to release them from the breeder net when they get big enough not to be eaten by my other adult fish. I guess how long would just depend on what other type of fish you have in the tank. I wont have too long to wait since the largest fish I have to worry about is a molly but it may be different for yours.

As far as selling I have no idea since I'm new to this as well. In what I've read I got a little confused cause they were saying anything from 2 to 6 months for maturity. That seems like a big gap to me.
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It all depends on temperature, water quality, food quality. There are many factors involved. If they are in a growout tank, fed a quality food, with frequent water changes they will grow quickly.
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2 months with everything perfect, I find more like 3 months to have good colors and look more mature, after 6 they will usually get no bigger just fatter haha lol
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I have a few new guppy frys in my tank as well. I was just going to release them from the breeder net when they get big enough not to be eaten by my other adult fish. I guess how long would just depend on what other type of fish you have in the tank. I wont have too long to wait since the largest fish I have to worry about is a molly but it may be different for yours.

As far as selling I have no idea since I'm new to this as well. In what I've read I got a little confused cause they were saying anything from 2 to 6 months for maturity. That seems like a big gap to me.
I was gonna do the same with the breeder net...and my biggest fish is a platy but ill be getting a pair of angelfish after my tank is cycled so i got like a 10 gallon to put the fry in and ya ive heard mixed opinions and such about their maturity age
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It all depends on temperature, water quality, food quality. There are many factors involved. If they are in a growout tank, fed a quality food, with frequent water changes they will grow quickly.
What is a good temp? And what is a good food for them?
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2 months with everything perfect, I find more like 3 months to have good colors and look more mature, after 6 they will usually get no bigger just fatter haha lol
Ok ill probably keep them for three months so i can decide which ones i might wanna keep
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Ok ill probably keep them for three months so i can decide which ones i might wanna keep
Yeh that's wut I do, a good temp is 25C for average but warmer will grow better I use 27C, live brine shrimp is one of the best food for guppy fry

Edit: just keep till you get the results you are trying to achieve, where ya trying to sell em at?
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Yeh that's wut I do, a good temp is 25C for average but warmer will grow better I use 27C, live brine shrimp is one of the best food for guppy fry

Edit: just keep till you get the results you are trying to achieve, where ya trying to sell em at?
Ok(Ill have to figure that out in Fahrenheit lol)

i will post an ad on here but probably for people in my area not wanting to ship and or pet stores but not petsmart or petco but some trustworthy lfs
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Ok(Ill have to figure that out in Fahrenheit lol)

i will post an ad on here but probably for people in my area not wanting to ship and or pet stores but not petsmart or petco but some trustworthy lfs
27C is 80 I believe
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27C is 80 I believe
Oh thanks but now i feel stupid...haha
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Oh thanks but now i feel stupid...haha
Lol no worries not everyone is fluent in multiple measurement systems, most barely know one haha
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I had no clue of the exacts either. I only knew that it was higher 70's lower 80's area. I was at a complete loss the other day when I was looking at new tank heaters on ebay and they had a bunch listed as liters instead of gallons. I was cursing the metric system then. XP
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I had no clue of the exacts either. I only knew that it was higher 70's lower 80's area. I was at a complete loss the other day when I was looking at new tank heaters on ebay and they had a bunch listed as liters instead of gallons. I was cursing the metric system then. XP
Lol I live in Canada and don't use liters for aquariums, use both temperatures though everything else can translate into both on command, metric is more for use when something needs to be precise and imperial is more for general who gives a dam rough guesses lol
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Lol no worries not everyone is fluent in multiple measurement systems, most barely know one haha
Thanks they try to teach both in america but it didnt work out for me lol
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I had no clue of the exacts either. I only knew that it was higher 70's lower 80's area. I was at a complete loss the other day when I was looking at new tank heaters on ebay and they had a bunch listed as liters instead of gallons. I was cursing the metric system then. XP
Hahahahahaha ya customary is soooo much better
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I'm fine with each measurement separately but when I've gotta convert them to each other I'm lost. I haven't really used metrics since I graduated HS so I'm a tidbit rusty but I get by.
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I'm fine with each measurement separately but when I've gotta convert them to each other I'm lost. I haven't really used metrics since I graduated HS so I'm a tidbit rusty but I get by.
Yeh that's where it gets tacky everything except temperature isn't too bad metric just uses sets of 10 easy to remember lol. Farenheight has never made sense to me who starts at 32 for freezing and goes up by non equal increments , a Frenchmen that's who 0.o lol
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