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Old 08-24-2012, 01:41 PM   #1 
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When to move the fry to a grow out tank

Hey Guy's,

My fry are just turning 4 weeks old, when do I move them over to the 20 gal. grow out tank.
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If they are crowded, it is time. It all depends on the number of fry you have.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:39 PM   #3 
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They are so hard to count!!

I would say between 30 and 40
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:47 PM   #4 
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The more space they have the quicker they will grow.
You can move them now :)
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I agree ^
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:07 PM   #6 
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I agree - bigger tank = better growth.
4 weeks is big enough to be moved.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:33 PM   #7 
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My fries will be 3 weeks this Monday. I have over 100 for sure (more like 200 baby bettas). I am still debate when to move too. My bettas are plakets, and plakets do not really to grow fast.
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To avoid starting another topic, I too have a somewhat similar question.

My fry are about a month and a half old and they are already in a 10 gallon tank what they were born in. My question is when can I fill the water to the top. Now it is only the 6 inches I started with and I have already added three gallons of water through out the month. They honestly may be older than a month and a half. I was not keeping track of the time length. There are only about 16 fry in the tank and they are still pretty small so I'm going to say close to a month than two.

So, when will I be able to fill the water and even add a sponge filter?

They are already eating freeze dried blood worms.

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Hey Guy's,

My fry are just turning 4 weeks old, when do I move them over to the 20 gal. grow out tank.
This is the age I move mine unless a huge spawn and they have to move sooner. Recent steels were moved to a 30 gal at 1 week. Could not keep ammonia under control for that many fish in a spawn tank.
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To avoid starting another topic, I too have a somewhat similar question.


My fry are about a month and a half old and they are already in a 10 gallon tank what they were born in. My question is when can I fill the water to the top. Now it is only the 6 inches I started with and I have already added three gallons of water through out the month. They honestly may be older than a month and a half. I was not keeping track of the time length. There are only about 16 fry in the tank and they are still pretty small so I'm going to say close to a month than two.

So, when will I be able to fill the water and even add a sponge filter?


They are already eating freeze dried blood worms.
I would have added water soon after the father was removed. Maybe a quart a day until it is filled, more if you are removing any water because of stuff on the bottom. The cleaner the water, the healthier your fry will be. I also wouldn't feed them freeze dried anything. If you can't get live foods, try frozen, they have better nutrition for your fry to grow on.
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