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  1. #1

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    I have been breeding guppies for 2 months. Some of the females are colorless. I do not want those genes in the gene pool. I do not want to just kill them, but I do not want them either, what should I do with them?
    29 gallon High-Tech Specs
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    I have 8 adult guppies, and an insane amount of babies
    Crazy High plant load (Jungle!)
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    Off the top of my head...
    Set up another tank just for them, make it a big one because there will be plenty of fish to put in there.
    Find someone who wants them.
    Get some fish that will eat them.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Donate to your LFS?
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    I will have to talk to my LFS about that, if they do then that would solve my problem.
    29 gallon High-Tech Specs
    96 watt Quad T5HO
    Pressurized CO2(1 bps)
    Black flourite sand (60 lbs)
    I have 8 adult guppies, and an insane amount of babies
    Crazy High plant load (Jungle!)
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    In my females, the tail patterns or colouring doesn't come through until they're a bit older. I have one female who was colourless until about 4 months of age and now has a blue patterned tail and a yellow top fin which is quite special. I was reading that the speed of colouring up can be related to all sorts - genetics, temperature, feed, etc! Just to say - don't write them off too quickly! What colours are you aiming for?
    55g planted: 10x adult guppies, 9x kuhli loaches, 7x black neons, 2x neons, 6x Amano shrimp, assassin snails & cherry shrimp

    10g planted: Occasional platies & black devil trumpet snail

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    That is great news! They are around 1 month old so I will just be patient with it.
    29 gallon High-Tech Specs
    96 watt Quad T5HO
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    Black flourite sand (60 lbs)
    I have 8 adult guppies, and an insane amount of babies
    Crazy High plant load (Jungle!)
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    I agree, it takes my girls months to fully color up. They are very pale and plain the first 3 to 4 months.
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    You could set up another tank and call them pets!

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    Most female guppies are colorless. Some do have a little color sometimes. You could take them to your local pet store and trade them in.

    platy lovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by platy lovers View Post
    Most female guppies are colorless. Some do have a little color sometimes. You could take them to your local pet store and trade them in.

    platy lovers
    Huh? I've found it is harder to get a plain adult than it is ones with color.
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