Time it takes for platties, mollies, and neon tetras to grow to full size? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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Time it takes for platties, mollies, and neon tetras to grow to full size?

My question is basically in the topic.

For example, if I were to purchase these fish at a pet store, how many months would need to pass before I got the idea of the "full size" of my fish?
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This depends on a lot of things like water temperatures, water quality, and food quality. Of course, fish grow faster at higher temperatures, but they also need to be fed more. Ideally nitrate and ammonia should be close to 0; this can often be accomplished with more frequent water changes. If they are just eating "fish junk food" like flakes and getting very little nutrition, it will take them longer to grow. And genetics. Some fish are just predisposed to grow faster than others.

What are their current sizes?


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I was wondering the same thing, I have 13 baby platies in my already overstocked 10 gallon LOL. 4 are about 2-3 weeks old, and the other 9 are about 5-6 weeks old.

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