View Full Version : Silly question about guppy fry
01-21-2008, 04:09 PM
I have two batches of guppy fry - three born exactly one month ago that are about 3/4 of an inch in total length, and six born a week ago that are growing fast but still small. Is there any risk of the larger fry eating the smaller fry if I put them together? It doesn't appear that the larger ones could eat them, but after everything my husband and I went through to "rescue" the latest batch from our 55 gallon, I would hate to lose them.
What do you think?
01-21-2008, 04:22 PM
They will eat them only if they can fit in thier mouth. if not, they won't. but all of the other bigger fish will definately eat them
01-21-2008, 04:30 PM
Thanks - we have the larger fry in a 5 gallon and the smaller fry are in a breeder box in the main tank (55 gallon). I want to move the smaller fry into the 5 gallon with the larger fry. There's no way the smaller ones will fit in the larger ones' mouths, so I think we will be ok!
01-21-2008, 04:35 PM
i was in your same position, i went for it and they didn't, chased the lil ones at first ( jus curiosity ) then all got along fine.
01-21-2008, 07:56 PM
I got 4 different kinds of fry in my fry tank of all different sizes. I think you should be fine. As long as the fry are bigger than the other fish's mouth.
01-23-2008, 10:30 PM
Just for the record - all the fry are now happily swimming around in the same tank!! thumbs2:
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